Beall Poetry Festival
Baylor University’s Beall Poetry Festival is a three-day celebration of contemporary poetry, with poetry readings, a panel discussion, and the Virginia Beall Ball Lecture on Contemporary Poetry. The festival is supported by the John A. and DeLouise McClelland Beall Endowed Fund, established in 1994 by Mrs. Virginia B. Ball to honor her parents and to encourage the writing and appreciation of poetry.
29th Annual Festival
March 29 - 31Full Schedule
Sumita Chakraborty serves as an assistant professor of English and creative writing at North Carolina State University.
A. Van Jordan serves as a professor of English at Stanford University.
Shane McCrae serves as an associate professor in Columbia University’s MFA Writing Program.
Lisa Russ Spaar
Lisa Russ Spaar serves as Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. During one-week visits to the Baylor campus each fall semester, she meets with Baylor students in both classroom and informal settings to encourage their interest and achievement in the writing and appreciation of poetry.