What's it all about

The Paterson Poetry Festival. This annual event is a celebration of words, writers and poetry lovers. The Festival was founded in 2018 and has been hosted ever since on the stairs of the Historic Passaic County Courthouse in downtown Paterson. The multi day event includes the Poetry in Motion Car Show with the Classic Riderz Car Club, The Paterson Poetry Festival Slam with a cash prize, Open Mic, The Speak Series/ Homage Stage, Lit Fest ( creative fun space for young kids), Youth Poetry Contest, Master Classes, Award ceremonies, vendors, and food. The Paterson Poetry Festival is the super bowl event for poets. People have traveled from all parts of the country to be part of the Paterson Poetry Festival that includes a bit of every artistic expression including visual arts, music and crafts.

-Register for Virtual Festival October 3, 2022
Open Mic
- SLAM Contest
- Youth Poetry Contest by submission
- Poetry in Motion Car Show
- Master Classes
- Homage hour (Speak Series)
- Vendors
- Food
- Lit Land (interactive place for very young children)
- Free books and activities for all

Paterson Poetry Festival!
Oct. 1-3 2022