Celebrations of poetry abound in New Orleans this month, with a special emphasis on poetry by and for young people.
NEW ORLEANS YOUTH POETRY FESTIVAL: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rat in Lavin-Bernick Center, Tulane University. A youth open mic will feature Sunni Patterson and Pages Matam. noyouthpoetry.org.
YOUTH SLAM AND MIXER: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans.
POETRY WORKSHOPS AND CELEBRATION: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave.
NEW ORLEANS POETRY FESTIVAL AND SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR 2017: Thursday through Sunday, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude. nolapoetry.com.
Thursday — Opening party, Poets with Bands, 7 p.m.
, Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans.
Friday — Readings, panels and open mic session at NOHC. Evening performance, 7 p.m. at Café Istanbul.
Saturday — Readings, panels and open mic session at NOHC. Evening performance, 7 p.m. at Café Istanbul.
Sunday — Grand finale open mic, 3 p.m., Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., New Orleans.