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Event :: 2024 Poetry Marathon

The 2024 Poetry Marathon is now open for applications! No running shoes required for this marathon, but you will definitely need stamina and perseverance!

This annual event invites writers to join in a half or full day of poetry writing, responding to prompts posted on the hour starting a 9:00am EST on Saturday, June 15, and running (pun intended) through 9:00am EST Sunday, June 16.

If you’re not up for the full 24-hour marathon, there are two 12-hour half-marathons (my speed). The first is for day folk and goes from 9:00am-9:00pm on June 15, and the second is for night owls, from 9:00pm on June 15 to 9:00am on June 16.

The platform software is new this year, and organizers promise it is designed to be more community-centric, allowing for more seamless engagement in posting, providing feedback, and staying connected.

Participants who successfully complete their event will receive a certificate of achievement and have up to a chapbook’s worth of poems! Over its history, the marathon has had as many as 500+ participants each year, though not all finished. That’s the challenge!

Registration is open through 9:00 PM EST on June 10. Hope to see some of you there!

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