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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Kelly DuMar

Boston, Massachusetts
Kelly DuMar is a poet and playwright from the Boston area who facilitates expressive writing workshops in a variety of settings. Kelly is proud to serve on the board and faculty of The International Women's Writing Guild. Her newest poetry and prose chapbook, Tree of the Apple, was published by Two of Cups Press, and her award-winning poetry chapbook, All These Cures, was published in 2014 by Lit House Press. Kelly's poetry has been published in many literary journals, and ger plays have been produced around the US and Canada and are published by dramatic publishers. She founded and produced the Our Voices Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights & Poets, now in its 12th year, which has helped over a 100 women develop their plays. Kelly also produces, SPARKS, a bi-monthly poetry, song and spoken word video-conference for the Transformative Language Arts Association. You can follow her at @kellydumar on Twitter and Instagram where she posts her daily nature photos, and subscribe for her bi-monthly newsletter/essay about writing truth & beauty at http://.kellydumar.com