2018 Gathering of Poets

Established 2011 by Press 53

Friday-Sunday, March 23–25

The Marriott

425 N Cherry Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

The 2018 Press 53 Gathering of Poets is expanding, offering more workshops, tables for other small press publishers of poetry, and readings throughout the weekend.

From its inception, we hoped that the Gathering would grow into a poetry festival so more poets and readers of poetry can enjoy a weekend of workshops, readings, and community.

The Gathering will still offer workshops on Saturday like we have in the past, but rather than paying one fee for an entire day of workshops, participants will be able to select up to four workshops à la carte, choose to meet one-on-one with a poet for a personal critique session,  visit the tables of several poetry journals and publishers, and take in readings/presentations by select poets, publishers, and editors.

The workshops will still be limited to no more than twenty poets to keep that personal, intimate environment you have come to expect. 

If you have attended a Gathering of Poets, you will receive an email as soon as we open for registrations. If you have not attended but are interested, send an email to editor@Press53.com and we will add you to our list.