8th Annual Tennessee Poets Day: A National Poetry Month Festival

8th Annual TN Poets Day & Poets From The Neighborhood (PFTN) Decennial Celebration - 2024 - A National POETRY MONTH Festival!

Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2024 (10:00 AM – 3:30 PM/ CST)

Venue: Williamson County Public Library (WCPL- main), Franklin, TN 37064

The Annual Tennessee Poets Day (Est. 2017) is an Annual “All Day POETRY” Events organized by Poets From the Neighborhood (PFTN) to Celebrate the National Poetry Month, as one of PFTN’s community outreach volunteer efforts with outstanding Poetry events – FREE & OPEN to the Public (All Ages)! All Events are Recorded and Aired by the Auspices of the Williamson County Telelevision on WC-TV, TN and Online at a later date.

The 8th Annual Tennessee Poets Day - 2024 highlights our ongoing PFTN’s Decennial Celebration with top notch On-site Programs on Apr.27th and Virtual (ZOOM)events throughout the year and during Poetry Month (Apr.6th & 18th (Pls, See Attached Flyer) which are bound to inspire Poets of all ages & stages.

The On-Site Celebration will be on April, 27th, Saturday (10:00 AM – 3:30 PM) at the Williamson County Public Library (WCPL – Main Branch), Franklin, TN 37064.


*The PFTN’s 2024 Decennial Celebration is a Hybrid – with ongoing Virtual events, too!


  1. Apr. 6th / Saturday (3:00 – 5:00 PM / CST): Join PFTN’s


  • 'HAIKU TARGETs' by World Renowned HAIKU GURU

-by Captain Haiku Michael Dylan Welch

*Yes, FREE! Pre-Register to attend using the Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vduyurD8rGNy-BfGwS-c4f0n63JZp6QMW )

  1. Apr. 18th Thursday @ 6:00 PM (CST) Via ZOOM (ID:724 5336 5455)
  • PFTN’s FEATURED POETRY - by JoyPoet VeerajaR

*followed by an Open-Mic Poetry Pre-Recording via ZOOM (Pls, see Flyer for details).

Event FREE & Open to Public! PFTN’s 2024 Featured Poets include published TN Poets – David M. Harris, Bruce Jennings.

*To Register & attend Haiku Workshop on Apr. 6th OR Joinand Read your Poem at the TN POETs Open-Mic Virtual Pre-Recordings on Apr. 18th via Zoom OR to secure Onsite Author Book Signing spot OR if interested in being PFTN’s – 2025 Featured Poets (via ZOOM ) or have any questions please contact PFTN Team. (Email: [email protected])

PFTN GUIDELINES: All POETRY for Reading on TN POETS Open Mics & all Virtual or in-Person Programs of Poets From The Neighborhood (PFTN) & Poetry Submissions to PFTN: Need to be - 1) your Original Work, 2) Family Friendly and 3) of Clean language (no Profanity, please!).

*We encourage the Elders & young Kids of all ages to Participate. Please see the attached FLYER for the Schedule and Share INFO with Friends/Social media! (EventWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/groups/175036119231689

ON-SITE EVENTs (Apr. 27th):  Welcome & PFTN Decennial Dedication by the Annual TN POETs DAY Founder /Organizer- Veera Dr. Rajaratnam S. (10:00 AM); Key-Note Speech by Honorable WC Mayor Rogers Anderson (10:10 AM) who will also present the PFTN Awards-2024. Events include a Lecture on Poetry In Country Music by TN Poet - Laureate, Margaret Britton Vaughn (11:30 AM);  A Lecture by Renowned TN POET - Jeff Hardin (1:30 PM); Song Performance by Award-Winning Singer & Poet Kathryn Adams; Author Book-Signings & Readings by Renowned TN POETs Henry L. Jones, David M. Harris, Jeff Hardin, JoyPoet Veeraja R, Margaret B. Vaughn & more TN Poets (TBA:Email to sign up).

There will be TWO Open-Mic Poetry Sessions (11:00 AM & 1:00 PM) FREE & Open to the Public (all Ages/Sign Up at the Door). Open-Mic Emcee: David M. Harris. We encourage the Elders & young Kids of all aged to Participate. Please see the attached FLYER for Schedule and with Friends & on Social media! (Event & organizer Websites: https://www.facebook.com/groups/175036119231689) OR  http://www.joypoet.com.

PFTN’s On-site Decennial Celebration & 8th Annual TN POETs DAY -2024 is held on April, 27th, Saturday (10:00 AM – 3:30 PM) at the Williamson County Public Library (WCPL – Main Branch), Franklin, TN. Pls, see attached Flyer for Schedule & more details!

Bring your own brown-bag lunch and the Poetry enthusiasts in your family, aspiring poets among friends & students, and enjoy a whole Day of Excellent Poetry. Poets From The Neighborhood look forward to seeing you all on Saturday Apr. 27th at our 8th Annual TN POETs Day-2024!

*Here’s the link to our 5th Annual TN POETs DAY – 2021. Enjoy!



*Sign up at the door – To read a poem of your own) at the Open mic (See Guideline!)

2 Sessions (10:30 AM or 1:00 PM)

OR for Door Prizes (Announced at the end of the day)!

**Snacks will be provided!