Amateur poetry fests are quickly becoming standard fare around town, even in places where the cappuccino doesn’t froth. But if you’re looking for something a little off the beatnik path, and with a worldly splash, check out “Mini Maratón de la Poesía”—four straight hours of lines, rhymes, ’n’ stanzas in Spanish. Sponsored by D.C.’s Teatro de la Luna, this wordy tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month opens the door to homespun poems, readings of personal favorites, and even your best shot at the palabras of masters like Pablo Neruda, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Octavio Paz, Pedro Mir, or Gabriela Mistral. And who knows? There may even be room for the Macarena. From noon-4 p.m at Mount Pleasant Library, 16th & Lamont Sts. NW. FREE. (202) 882-6227. (Tom Stabile)