California Arts Council

State of California

Festival Detail

San Francisco International Poetry FestivalLiterary

The San Francisco International Poetry Festival (SFIPF) honors the City's great legacy of hosting and encouraging cross-cultural dialogue. In 2007, the first ever SFIPF, a four-day extravaganza, drew thousands of people from the Bay Area and beyond to venues and celebrations throughout the City, including a street party in North Beach, youth events, book signings, translation workshops and more. Since then, Friends of the SFPL has presented smaller poetry festivals in a variety of languages, such as the Iranian Literary Arts Festival, Vietnamese Poets of the Diaspora and Flor y Canto en el Barrio: A Celebration of Latino Poetry, in their ongoing effort to continue to build cultural bridges, celebrate the literary arts and foster international dialogue.

Festival has a children/youth component.

Festival Website:

Occurs in: July

Festival Location: Palace of Fine Arts, libraries and other venues

Contact Information:
Friends of the San Francisco Library

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