The 16th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival — the largest poetry event in North America — is set for Thursday, through Sunday, October 20 to 23, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and other venues in downtown Newark.

More than 150 poetry events will be held during the festival, with multiple events occurring simultaneously on several stages throughout each day. Events include themed readings and panel discussions.

Participating poets include current United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, past laureates Billy Collins and Robert Haas, and nationally know writers Elizabeth Alexander, Mark Doty, Jane Hirshfield, Gary Snyder, Alicia Ostriker, Claudia Rankine, Anne Waldman, and others.

Tickets are $40 per day, $60 weekend passes, and $100 full festival passes. NJPAC box office is located at 1 Center Street, Newark. For more information, call 1-888- GO-NJPAC or visit www.njpac.org. For regularly updated festival information, visit www.DodgePoetry.org.

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