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Futurology: Jersey City’s 3rd Annual Poetry Festival

October 16 - October 18

Jersey City Writers announces the 3rd Annual Poetry Festival. The festival will be held from Friday, October 16th to  Sunday, October 18th.

From soundscapes to Rengas, this 3-day festival will include works from 16 JCW Plum Poets and guest poets around the US and Canada. Down below is the Poetry Festival schedule:

Friday, October 16 at 7:00 PM

JCW ONLINE FUTUROLOGY: The Forecast Calls for…Rhymes!

Recite your best rhyming poem about the future at this virtual poetry competition. Click here for more info or to submit a poem.

Saturday, October 17 at 11:00 AM

JCW ONLINE FUTUROLOGY: The Future Is Now: Centering the Present with RADI the Poet

This workshop will teach artists how to capture their audience with delivery via webcam. RADI is an artist, writer, and award-winning poet specializing in spoken word.

Saturday, Oct. 17 at 3:30 PM

JCW ONLINE FUTUROLOGY: The Future Remembers the Past

Jersey City Writers is proud to partner once again with the HCCC’s Dineen-Hull Gallery, to honor the life and memory of Anne Frank with a special presentation from poets from JCW’s Plums Poetry Workshop.

Saturday, Oct. 17 at 5:00 PM

JCW ONLINE FUTUROLOGY: Self as Source: Bodying the Poem with Shalewa Mackall

In this generative workshop, dancing is optional, and writing by hand is strongly encouraged. Shalewa Mackall is an artist and educator dedicated to liberatory creative practice.

Sunday, October 18 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

JCW ONLINE FUTUROLOGY: Reading the Future with Plums

Please join JCW Plums for a poetry reading from JCW Poetry Plums and special guests, Cortney Lamar and Evie Shockley. The event will be hosted and moderated by Leslie McIntosh.

To learn more about the schedule, you can check the JCW’s Facebook and Meetup pages. For other inquiries, you can email the JCW at


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