National Baseball Poetry Festival

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National Baseball Poetry Festival

A celebration of baseball and poetry! Poetry contest, poetry open mic night in the Canal District, two WooSox games and more...

By National Baseball Poetry Festival

When and where


Polar Park 100 Madison Street Worcester, MA 01608

About this event

  • 1 day 18 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The inaugural National Baseball Poetry Festival is a celebration of poetry (and other short written and spoken-word pieces) whose themes focus on Baseball—our National Pastime! The Festival also serves as the culmination of National Poetry Month, during which the entire nation pays homage to the world’s oldest and, arguably, most powerful art form!

Over the course of three days, the Festival will welcome Baseball lovers of all ages, and feature Baseball poets young and old… budding and professional! Festival highlights include two WooSox games (against their arch-rival NY Yankees Triple-A Affiliate), Polar Park stadium tours, an on-field activity for all (bring your glove!), and an evening of open-mic venues in Worcester’s famed Canal District.

Most importantly, EVERYONE is invited to “try their hand” writing about Baseball, and submitting their pieces to be judged and potentially recognized during the Festival. For each age-group, a minimum of 20 pieces will be selected for recognition, so don’t hold back! Your piece could very well be among them.


Friday, April 28

4:00 PM Welcome Reception at Polar Park & Polar Park Stadium Tour

6:45 PM WooSox Game vs. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRider & Post-Game Fireworks - TICKETS:

Saturday, April 29

2:00 PM Youth Poetry Readings

4:00 PM WooSox Game vs. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders , including Poetry Contest Recognition, Sunset Catch on the Field - TICKETS:

6:00 – 11:00 PM Canal District Open Mic Night - VENUES:

Sunday, April 30

10:00 AM 10:00 AM Morning Coffee/Send-off


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