Poets and visual artists are scheduled to participate in the 8th annual Belfast Poetry Festival, Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

One of the only community-based, non-academic poetry festivals in the country, the event features established, professionally recognized poets and artists from throughout Maine along with emerging poets to create a lively mix, according to a news release.

This year’s festival will feature “A Poem to Behold,” a live, multimedia presentation of poetry and images — the first of its kind in Maine.

The Belfast Poetry Festival is co-sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. For more information go to belfastpoetry .com.

PARTIAL SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, OCT 20, 4 P.M.: Hutchinson Center, Welcome Reception — Food and Drink

5 P.M.: “A Poem to Behold” Live Multimedia Show

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