Below are the full schedules for each day of the 2012 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, to be held October 11th-14th. 

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The 14th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival will run from Thursday, October 11, through Sunday, October 14, 2012.

Events will begin at 9:30am on Thursday and Friday and 9:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

The programming on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will run until approximately 10:00 p.m. Sunday’s programming will be scheduled to end at 5:30pm.

There have been occasions when the program has run over these end-times. Be sure to allow for this if you are utilizing public transportation.

During the day-time hours, which fall up until the 5:10 dinner break on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and until 1:00pm on Sunday, there will be multiple events running simultaneously at many culturally significant venues of the Downtown Arts District.

The evening program, which includes readings by Festival Poets and performances by musicians, begins after 6:00pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and after 1:00pm on Sunday.

The evening program will always take place in NJPAC’s Prudential Hall.

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Your guide to the wide array of events (over 100 of them!) you can see at the Festival this year.