Cyber Poetry Festival

The Power of Spoken Word

Poetry719 is a local poetry organization that provides community connection through events and poetry, with a focus to uplift the voices of marginalized communities and people of color. We believe that everyone’s voice is valuable, important, and deserves to be heard. As a result of COVID-19, this third annual poetry festival has moved to an online platform, and is free and open to the community!

The 2020 Cyber Poetry Festival will take place from October 21-25. All virtual events may be accessed online from Facebook @poetry719 and Instagram @poetry719COS. For more information about the Cyber Poetry Festival, please email

Festival Line-Up:

Wednesday, October 21

  • 6:30pm Opening Event: 719 and 303 Showcase
  • 9:00pm Haiku Open Mic & Poetry Battle between
    Kylee Chariese & Heaven-Leigh

Thursday, October 22

  • 3:00pm Community Conversation: Centering Intersectionality
  • 6:30pm Disability Awareness Open Mic
  • 9:00pm Queer Open Mic

Friday, October 23

  • 6:30pm Fight the Power Open Mic
  • 9:00pm Erotic Open Mic

Saturday, October 24

  • 10:00am Pen to Page Workshop
  • 12:00pm Story Time with Vanessa Little
  • 2:00pm Generations Showcase & Open Mic
  • 5:00pm Comedy and Poetry Open Mic
  • 8:00pm Virtual Fight Club Slam

Sunday, October 25

  • 9:00am Virtual Morning Meditation


  • 9:00am Poetry & Hiking with Blackpackers (in-person)
  • 1:00pm Behind the Artists: NBCBC
  • 4:00pm Body Modification Open Mic
  • 7:00pm Women of Color Open Mic & Closing


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