The Massachusetts Poetry Festival rolls into town on Friday, April 20.
The two-day event will feature workshops, readings and panels. Events specifically for families will be available as well.
"The purpose of MassPoetry.org (which puts on the festival), is to create resources to aid and support the Massachusetts poetry community, to reconnect poetry to more mainstream culture, to create new audiences for poetry and to organize the poetry community throughout the state," according to MassPoetry website.
Some events in this weekend's lineup require pre-registration.
Local sponsers include Destination Salem, , the , the and the .
For more on the festival, including a full schedule, click here.