April 5, 2010

Dodge Poetry Festival, Newark NJ Oct. 7-10, 2010

Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival:

October 7 - 10, 2010

The 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival will be held in Newark, N.J., beginning on Thursday evening, October 7 and ending Sunday afternoon, October 10.

Tickets will go on sale in April, National Poetry Month. Information about all aspects of the Festival will be available and continuously updated over the next several months, be sure to check back with us.

You know from my past messages that a year ago we did not expect to have a Festival in 2010. We had experienced a dramatic decline in the Foundation’s assets at the same time as the struggling nonprofit sector and wider world needed us more than ever. The demands on our grantmaking budget were, and they remain, intense.

Happily, offers to help came from many directions, including from many of you, and we decided to create a new financial model for the Festival. Dodge will continue to be its principal funder and in charge of the artistic program, but other sponsors are stepping in, and our main partners in Newark – the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and The City of Newark – are doing everything they can to make this an extraordinary event for all who attend.

See Dodge Poetry Festival