Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

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To purchase your attendance button, read articles on our headliners, get tips for where to stay in Salem, and more, visit our website at www.masspoetry.org/festival2015.

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Erik Andrade

La Soul Renaissance
Creative Director
New Bedford, MA
Erik Andrade is a Cape Verdean and Irish American artist living in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Erik is an award winning spoken word poet, ( 2012 SouthCoast Poet of Year, 2014 SouthCoast Emerging Leader Nominee, 2014 Flipside Radio Best Poet Nominee, 2015 3rd Place Lizard Lounge King, 2015 Member of Lizard Lounge at NorthBeast Regional Slam (first place team). Featured on 13 albums including 2015 Cape Verdean Music Award & 2015 Portuguese Music Awards Nominee Afrika Rainbow's "Identidadi". Erik is also a founding member of La Soul Renaissance which has hosted spoken word poetry showcases, conferences, and panel discussion in South Eastern New England for the last thirteen years.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, May 2

3:15pm EDT