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  • The Nossrat Yassini Poetry Festival

    Hamilton Smith Hall | April 12-14, 2024

Celebrating Poetry

This spring, we invite poets and poetry lovers of all ages to join us for a full (free!) weekend of readings, workshops, multi-genre performances, a small press fair, and an outdoor poetry carnival. We will also be celebrating the winners of the Nossrat Yassini Poetry Prize and the Granite State Poetry Prize. Register today to receive all the latest news.

Festival Location

Hamilton Smith Hall

University of New Hampshire
95 Main St, Durham, NH 03824

Parking is in Lot A, circled below in red, along with Hamilton Smith Hall. If Lot A is full, other lots marked yellow on the UNH Parking Map will also be available.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Common Questions

Is there a charge for the festival?

No. The festival is free for everyone!

Can anyone come?

All are welcome. You don't need to be USNH student or affiliated with UNH in any way. This is a community event, the more the merrier.

Do I have to register?

Please register if you can. It will help us organize the festival in a way that is convenient and enjoyable for everyone, and give us a way to keep you informed about the Festival.

How can I submit a manuscript?

Visit our Awards & Book Prizes page for all the information and guidelines about our various contests. If you have additional questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Story of Nossrat Yassini

Nossrat Yassini a loving and devoted mother, was a remarkable gourmet chef, an artistic tailor, a superb homemaker, a gardener, and the family news reporter and poet.