In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Seven City Art Society, LLC presents "The Quill Well Poetry Festival," a set of engaging literary events open to all ages. For more info, visit www.quillwell.com
<bt>Poetry Competition for Mature Adults
Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m.
The Goodwin House
4800 Fillmore Avenue, Alexandria
The Quill Well Poetry Festival will include four events. The opening event will be "The Inkwell," a poetry competition for mature adults. This event will be hosted by The Goodwin House and is open to all mature adults.
<bt>Poetic Teacher Showcase and Community Forum
Hosted by Sharaud Moore, Freedom Writer Foundation
Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.
8301 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria
Cost is $10
"Spoken Lessons" is the second event in the festival and will be a showcase for all teachers from the area who will share first-hand classroom experiences in the form of poetry. The Collingwood Library and Museum will be turned into a poetic forum by allowing the audience to ask questions at the conclusion of the show. The goal is to inspire much-needed dialogue between students, parents, teachers, and the community as a whole.
<bt>Open Mic and Live Music
Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m.
1121 King St., Alexandria
Cost is $7
"Write. Speak. Live!" is the third event and is also the regularly scheduled open mic poetry event currently taking place the first Wednesday of each month. SCAS will advertise a challenge for the community to write a poem a day beginning the Wednesday prior to the show, then ask the participants to share their poems at Renaissance Hall for the open mic.
<cl>The ILL QUILL
<bt>Presented by the Alexandria City Community Theatre
Featuring the award-winning Bull City Slam Team
Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
The Kauffman Auditorium
1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria
Cost is $12
"The ILL Quill" Youth Slam is the fourth and final event of The Quill Well Poetry Festival. In partnership with the Department of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Activities and the Alexandria City Community Theatre, SCAS will fill The Kauffman Auditorium at the Lee Center with family and community members in support of poetry as an expressive outlet for our youth. This event will be the first of its kind in this area and teams are invited to compete for a cash prize.