Roxbury Takes Hybrid Approach For 2021 Poetry Festival

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As more Massachusetts residents get vaccinated and in-person events resume -- one local poetry festival still took the hybrid approach this year.

The Roxbury Poetry Festival held it's biennial event on Saturday featuring a wide variety of writers from the Greater Boston area.

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Opening the virtual portion of the day-long event was Chen Chen -- a local poet who grew up in Newton.

Chen's portion was called "Elegy in a Time of Pandemic" -- featuring an online workshop centered on people's experiences over the last year.

More online panels and readings took place until 5 p.m. -- when festival attendees gathered for an in-person poetry slam/rap concert in Nubian Square.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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Written by Rachel Armany

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