Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival Apr. 27--30, 2017

Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival

The Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival, established in 2008, is a four-day poetry festival in deep South Texas held concurrently in two countries on the last full weekend in April. You don't need to register in order to submit to our anthology, Boundless. We feed you dinner on Saturday night as part of the Poetry Pachanga--the event that started it all. V.I.P.F. is a program of 
Art That Heals, Inc., and  El Zarape Press, with sponsorship from by Creative Alignment Consulting and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and welcomes poets from around the world.

10th Annual V.I.P.F.

Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival

Apr. 27—30, 2017

LATE Registration

 

If you prefer, please e-mail VIPF at rgvipf@gmail.com for an e-mail attachment of this registration form. If you mail it in, it MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN Apr. 28, 2017. (You may opt to pay Daniel in person at our events--if you make arrangements.)

NOTE: Anthology submissions are separate from this process.  Anthology deadline: March 25, 2017 (postmarked).

Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival (VIPF) LATE Registration Form

Non-refundable Registration Fee: $40; covers registration, which includes at least one guaranteed readings (usually there's more; just depends on whether you enter the slam contest, and what events you join us at), entry to workshops and events. But wait, there’s more!


If possible, there may be opportunities for other readings, such as Poets In The Schools, competition in the Poetry Slam on Friday, and at other venues.
You will also receive*:

  • a t-shirt with the names of the featured poets on back--preferred sizes while supplies last
  • dinner on Saturday @ Poetry Pachanga XI (private dinner for poets [& paid guests--extra]!)
  • a listing in the online program
  • *must be present at the festival to receive the shirt

Please make out checks or money orders to: "Art That Heals.”

Mail payment along with this registration form or e-mail the form as an attachment and mail in a check. Add $10 for dinner for a guest—your meal is included. Also, add $ for larger shirt sizes or extra shirts (see below). E-mail guest names or note about shirts, etc. (Must be ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY Apr. 28, 2017: $40) non-refundable LATE fee to:

VIPF 2017
1413 Jay Ave.
McAllen, TX 78504

Name *
Name
Address *
Address
Phone *
Phone
If you have a poetry related site, blog, book, etc., please add info here.
http://
(All sizes Adult)
Write a three or four-sentence bio. Please be brief, as these will be published online and/or on program. Max: 100 words. Write in the 3rd Person if possible, to aid in introduction.
Dinner Plans *
Special Needs *
Travel Plans *
(Flight #/Date/Time/From/To):
Lodging *
Venues & Placement *
Things to consider: In order to place you in an appropriate venue, please honestly answer the questions below. The organizers of VIPF and our venues, partners, planners and volunteers reserve the right to remove you from the program, venue, stage, festival, etc., if you misrepresent yourself or disrespect the language-appropriate requests of our venues.
School Readings *
I am interested in doing a reading at a public school on Friday, Apr. 28, for
Workshops *
Please e-mail a description of the workshop to rgvipf@gmail.com. (Describe intended audience and purpose, requirements, etc.)
Poetry Slam *
Open to registered poets only:
Terms and Conditions As part of your registration, you must agree that: • the registration fee and anthology submission fee are non-refundable. • any photograph or video of your performance may be used by VIPF for promotional purposes. • we are not liable or responsible for any lost or stolen items. VIPF, its founders, planners, volunteers, and their partners and agents are not liable for problems resulting from participation in the festival, travel, carpooling, lodging and/or from any issues related to arrangements made between private individuals. I have read, understand and agree with the Terms and Conditions.
Date *
Date