The Poetry Cruise


The Almost Uptown Poetry Cartel presents the Poet’s Cruise. Rolling down the river of verse. Come set sail on the Pride of the Susquehanna, and enjoy an evening of poetry, on the second ever Poet’s Cruise.  Adult beverages will be available, this a 21+ event. Come mingle with the art community and be inspired!

Harrisburg’s current Poet Laureate, Rick Kearns, will be providing introductions to Harrisburg’s Original Poet Laureate, Gene Hosey, and sensational Baltimore poet Christine O’Leary-Rockey.

Harrisburg School Board Director, Carrie Fowler, will be aboard The Pride collecting journals, notebooks, dictionaries, and thesauri for young, aspiring writers and poets of Harrisburg city schools, so attendees are encouraged to donate to this wonderful cause. This will be a 21+ cruise.

Ticket Price:

Ticket price is $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door.

21+ years of age only.  Please have your ID.


There is an à la carte grill available for our guests, serving snacks, sweets, light entrees, and sandwiches.

Other Information:

The riverboat leaves promptly on time.

The Pride is wheelchair and handicapped accessible.

This cruise is for ages 21 and older.

The riverboat sails rain or shine.  In the case of unsafe sailing conditions, the captain will have the event held aboard the riverboat while docked.

Restrooms are available onboard.