September 28, 2009

Dodge Festival going to Newark in 2010 - report

Montclair loses Dodge Festival

(by Terrence T. McDonald - September 26, 2009)

Montclair has lost its bid to host the 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, an event that attracts tens of thousands of poets and poetry lovers, according to a municipal official.

Organizers of the four-day festival, which was almost cancelled due to lack of funding, were said to have been eyeing Newark, Trenton, and Montclair for this year's event. Katya Wowk, Montclair's communications director, told The Times the festival organizers have chosen Newark.

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Newark to host 2010 Dodge Foundation poetry festival

By Peggy McGlone/The Star-Ledger
September 28, 2009, 3:51PM

NEWARK -- The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation will present its signature poetry festival in Newark next year, probably in early October, foundation officials said today.

Newark beat out Montclair and Trenton to host the internationally respected event, which the Morristown foundation has presented every other year since 1986. The festival will encompass the performance spaces at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as well as at least two local churches, the New Jersey Historical Society and possibly part of Military Park.

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