Beall Poetry Festival Logo on Green Background

The 27th Annual Festival

March 24-26, 2021

A three-day celebration of some of the finest contemporary poets, with readings, a panel discussion, and the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry.


Forrest Gander, Layli Long Soldier, Evie Shockley, Meghan O’Rourke, and a Poetry Panel

Fall 2020 Visiting Poet: Lisa Russ Spaar

Details about specific events during November 2020 and March 2021 are being finalized.

About the Event

Baylor University's 27th annual Beall Poetry Festival is supported by the John A. and DeLouise McClelland Beall Endowed Fund, established in 1994 by Mrs. Virginia B. Ball of Muncie, Ind., to honor her parents and to encourage the writing and appreciation of poetry.

Contact Us

Baylor University Department of English
One Bear Place #97404
Waco, TX 76798-7404

Phone: (254) 710-1768
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