The 16th annual Belfast Poetry Festival will be held on Saturday, October 16, primarily on Zoom. All events except workshops are free.

Workshops will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street in Belfast. Choices include “Body of Language” with Maine Poet Laureate Julia Bouwsma, via Zoom; “Listening for Revision,” via Zoom with writing facilitator and poet Maya Stein; and “Mining Words: A Generative Poetry Workshop,” led by Belfast Poet Laureate Judy Kaber.

The online Evening Collaborative Showcase will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., featuring poetry, performances, a multimedia visual arts show and a reading of poems by 2021 Maine Postmark Poetry Contest winners. Featured will be poet Jan Bindas-Tenney with artist Ling-Wen Tsai; poet Kristen Lindquist with visual artist Anna Strickland; poet Jefferson Navicky with artist and bookmaker Rebecca Goodale; poet Myronn Hardy with installation artist and filmmaker Anita Clearfield; and Maine Poet Laureate Julia Bouwsma with writer and multimedia artist Asata Radcliffe.

To register, visit Workshops are $25 each. Early registration is encouraged because space is limited.