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8th Annual DC Poetry in the Park at the Carter Barron

The DC Poetry Festival returns to Carter Barron this year in honor of the late, great Gil Scott-Heron.

This is one of our favorite events of the summer. Come join us as we experience talented wordsmiths and poets performing some of their favorite prose! Bring your family, especially the little ones so they can experience rhyme and reason from an artists’ perspective.

In the wake of his passing last year, the producer/host of this event, Charlotte Fox, spearheaded efforts to have Gil recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy's.

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  • Jermaine

    I want to thank the crew that showed up for the last night. The rain didn’t keep you from getting some good vibes from talented wordsmiths. Until we meet again! Thanks.

    July 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The poetry was really great, the people that was there was even greater, you really have to enjoy the art to sit in the rain to hear it.

    July 22, 2012

  • Jermaine

    Clear skies and it's still on! I'm wearing a black hat and jacket. Left side of the stage, come out if you can make it. Bring a towel.

    July 21, 2012

  • Attalah G.

    For those relying on metro, the s2 bus stops at 16th and colorado. You can catch this bus from columbia heights metro on the green line, which is the closest metro to the ampitheater.

    July 21, 2012

  • Jermaine

    Greetings! A few last minute details about the event: Several other Meetup groups will be attending so I will arrive early to get seats and label them by group. By all means mix, mingle and sit anywhere, the labels are there as a landmark. Again, we’ll be on the left side of the stage. Rain in projected for the morning and early afternoon. I suggest you bring a small towel in case seats are still damp. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call or text –[masked]

    July 20, 2012

  • Jermaine

    Here are some details for Saturday’s event: There will be Meetup signs posted on the left side of the stage toward the front. I’ll be there when the gates open or earlier if allowed. If anyone needs to reach me, please feel free to text or call me at 240.515.8646. Email at: [masked]. I will be checking my phone periodically to ensure I don’t miss anyone’s calls, texts, and emails. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to ask. I’ll see you all on Saturday.

    1 · July 18, 2012

  • Jermaine

    You are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages into the Amphitheatre as long as they are in paper or plastic. ....No coolers, lawn chairs (you don't need them), and aluminum cans.

    July 18, 2012

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