Come one, come all, to the most joyful poetry event in all America!

Join us at The Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, 530 W Hampton Dr, Indianapolis, Saturday, Sept 8 from 2 to 8:00PM for the Divedapper Poetry Carnival, featuring a rotation of delights!

An incomplete list: live music, fair food, carnival games conducted by beautiful people with perfect hair, and poetry readings from Nicole Sealey, Ross Gay, and Tarfia Faizullah – they all have perfect hair too. There will be youth workshops and workshops for adults, free swag, free food, free booze—the whole celebration is totally free!

Presented in cooperation with Butler University, the Divedapper Poetry Carnival aims to obliterate the idea that poetry is obtuse, or unapproachable, or in any way un-fun. Spend the day with us. Listen to words, write some of your own, eat a corn dog. It's going to be a good time.

IMPORTANT! We are rainproofing the original location (The Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, 530 W Hampton Dr, Indianapolis) to keep you clown noses and candy apples dry. The Carnival will still be at the Efroymson Center!

Sept 8th Tentative Schedule:

2:00 Welcome

2:20 Guest Poet Showcase

3-5:30 Poetry workshops with headline poets

5:30 Dinner and carnival fun

6:30-7:30 Headliner Poets read

8:00 Head for Home!

Youth workshops, book fair, games, prizes, food, and drinks will be available all throughout the entire day! Come for just a bit or come for the whole day!