The public announcement of the 2018 Florida Loquat Festival will be on December 11, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., at the New Port Richey Public Library.Details on the 2018 event will be released, including the annual Loquat Literary Festival.
The main event will be the release of the Leaves of Loquat, Vol. III, the Loquat Literary Festival chapbook. Poets and writers will share readings of works from the book and sign copies for patrons. A lecture on loquats and local-agrarianism will also be presented.
The 2018 Loquat Festival will be March 24, 2018 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) at Frances Avenue Park, New Port Richey Florida. The program will be 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Loquat Poetry will again be featured, and this year cash prizes will be awarded for the top three poems in two categories: Professional and Non-Professional.
Sponsorship of Leaves of Loquat and the Loquat Poetry Festival is welcome. Contact Ecology Florida for details on sponsorship.
Join us for this important cultural moment in New Port Richey and the entire loquat world!
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