The venue has been changed for the 20th annual Plunkett Maine Poetry Festival, originally planned for 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive.

The event, featuring Reginald Dwayne Betts, is now scheduled to be held at the Kennebec Savings Bank Fireside Lounge at the Randall Student Center, according to a news release from the university.

Betts’ participation will connect the festival to UMA’s academic theme: Race and Social Justice.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The panel discussion, “Literature and Social Justice,” is still planned from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 22. This event will be held via Zoom. Those interested in attending should register to receive the webinar link.

In accordance with University of Maine System COVID-19 protocols in place at this time, face coverings are required for anyone attending events in UMS facilities.

To register for the April 22 or 29 event, visit For more information, contact Brent Wooten at [email protected] or 207-621-3072.

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