Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival Apr. 25--28, 2019

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.

12th Annual V.I.P.F.

Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival

Apr. 25--28, 2019

LATE REGISTER NOW: $40 (ends Apr. 26, 2019)


If you prefer, please e-mail VIPF at for an e-mail attachment of this registration form. If you mail it in, it MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN the date listed above. (You may opt to pay VIPF in person at our events--if you make arrangements.)

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

Non-refundable Registration Fee:  covers registration, which includes multiple reading opportunities (Thursday anthology, Friday schools, Friday night slam contest, and Saturday readings and Pachanga); also includes entry to workshops, panels, and events. But wait, there’s more! Late Registration may limit these opportunities.

Register early for Poets In The Schools, competition in the Poetry Slam on Friday, and at other opportunities. Friday is the last day for late registration.
You will also receive*:

  • a t-shirt with the names of the featured and/or registered poets on back--preferred sizes while supplies last (Does not include late registrant’s names, though you’ll still get a shirt.)

  • dinner and reading on Saturday @ Poetry Pachanga XIII (private dinner for poets [& paid guests--extra]!)

  • a listing in the online program

  • *must be present at the festival to receive the shirt

  • NOTE: less opportunities to read for late registrants

Please make out check or money order to: "Art That Heals.”

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 DUE DATE) non-refundable LATE fee ($40) to:

VIPF 2019
1413 Jay Ave.
McAllen, TX 78504