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All about poetry weekend Oct. 9-10 at NVCC-Woodbridge

Prince William County Arts Council and Poet Laureate Circle will host a poetry event, “In the Company of Laureates,” Oct. 9-10 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College - Lakeside Theater and Atrium, 2645 College Drive, Woodbridge, VA, 22191. Admission and parking are free. All are welcome.

This weekend event features morning Community & Conversation gatherings, followed by two afternoon roundtable discussions/ workshops. Each day will feature a Poets Laureate Readings session with distinguished state, regional, and local Poets Laureate. Event days will conclude with Open Mic for All, hosted by John Dutton of Spilled Ink.

“In the Company of Laureates” workshop weekend marks the second year The Poet Laureate Circle is hosting a special event to highlight Prince William County’s past and present Poets Laureate, as well as distinguished Poets Laureate from the neighboring jurisdictions.

A Poet Laureate is an Old-World tradition from a time when towns and villages celebrated their local poets, authors, and bards. In 2014, Prince William County became the first and only county in Virginia to have a Poet Laureate. Prince William County Poets Laureate hold this honor for a two-year period. In 2020, Prince William Arts Council and the Poet Laureate Circle bestowed the high honor to Kim B. Miller of Dumfries.

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