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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Ruth Ballard

A junior from Littleton High School, Ruth Ballard is runner up for the 2015 Helen Creeley Student Poetry Prize. She has been writing and performing spoken word for three years through GrubStreet's Young Adult Writer's Program. Ruth was a finalist in the 2013 Louder Than a Bomb Massachusetts poetry slam, a co-coach of GrubStreet's 2014 slam poetry team, and she has been published in Solstice Literary Magazine.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, May 1