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Urban Epiphany: WNY's Largest Poetry Gathering
Urban Epiphany: WNY's Largest Poetry Gathering

Urban Epiphany is Western New York’s largest poetry marathon. In its 6th year, Urban Epiphany has managed to gather people from all areas of the region, as well as the City of Buffalo, to celebrate the diversity of art, culture, poetry and performance, peacefully, in the name of the written and spoken word.

Sunday, April 22, at 3pm, The Unitarian Universalist [695 Elmwood Avenue at West Ferry] will host readers and performers for 2 minutes each between the hours of 3-8pm. The suggested donation is $5, to cover the rental of the hall, posters, and printing, yet not required to attend.

UE is 100% volunteer driven, coordinated and initiated by Celia White, Western New York’s premier writer, educator and poet. Urban Epiphany is a relaxed atmosphere where one can stay the entire day or for five minutes. Think Twice Radio will record the entire event on audio. To access prior years, GO HERE

If you have never been a guest at Urban Epiphany and wish to get a feel for the variety of artistic expression before attending, click below:

Alex Mead

Amol Salunkhe

Marge Merrill

James Cooper/NJoziPoets

Martha Deed

Celia White

Marek Parker

Susan Marie

Peter Vullo

Contact Celia White on the Facebook Open Group to find what type of volunteering is needed and when, as well as open time slots left to read and/or perform.

The importance of Urban Epiphany was stated clearly by Christina Wos Donnelly as she spoke being grateful for the right to speak by stating: “There are still places in this world where being a poet can get you killed.”

This event is a milestone, a solitary day during National Poetry Month that welcomes all people, and endless forms of expression.

The 2012 Roster includes the finest writers, poets and performers not only from Buffalo, New York, but of the world.


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