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Our Mission

Welcome to The Dragonfly! A New Orleans community space dedicated to poetry, poetics, performance and healing rituals. The Dragonfly will be home to a permanent library collection of contemporary poetry including broadsides, journals, chapbooks and full length collections. We will offer classes throughout the week on writing, poetics, healing, ritual and performance as well as present weekly poetry and community events. Our main goal is to combine the practice of writing and poetics with other ritual healing modalities to best serve our community. We will be offering monthly art showcases, ongoing markets as well as opportunities for the community to always offer their own skills and practices in an effort to share, collaborate and sustain one another. One of our mainstays will be opening up the center for weekly writing time for artists of any discipline to peruse our library and dedicate some time to their work in an environment that is created solely for the purpose of making art.

Want to teach, lead or host an event that is in line with our mission at The Dragonfly? Contact Megan Burns at:


Director: Megan Burns
Webmaster: Jonathan Penton