Palm Beach Poetry Fest

16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival Workshop Applications are open now! Faculty includes Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Nickole Brown, Reginald Gibbons, Major Jackson, Jessica Jacobs, Ilya Kaminsky, Dana Levin, Adrian Matejka, and Maggie Smith.

This season’s special guest is Joy Harjo, and Poet At Large is Patricia Smith. Conference faculty include Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, and Angela Narciso Torres.

Workshop admission is by application. To apply, visit Faculty & Featured Poets page, review the application guidelines, and apply online, using Submittable.

A full week of extraordinary poetry events with America’s most engaging and award-winning poets: readings, craft talks, interviews and panel discussions, workshops, all to be enjoyed with a community of poets attending from all over the United States. We will gather in Delray Beach for our 16th year to experience the best of the best poetry has to offer. Workshops offer time to focus on your work as a poet. Festival events are open to the public and take place over six days and evenings. Six days of workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript conferences, panel discussion, social events and so much more.  Apply to attend a workshop today!

january 2020

21jan2:00 pm3:30 pmCraft Talks with Ilya Kaminsky & Dana Levin2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

21jan4:00 pm5:30 pmInterview with Joy Harjo by Laure-Anne Bosselaar4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

21jan8:00 pm10:00 pmKICK OFF READING with Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Adrian Matejka & Maggie Smith8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

22jan2:00 pm3:30 pmCraft Talks with Nickole Brown & Reginald Gibbons2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

22jan8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Thomas Lux Memorial Poetry Reading with Joy Harjo8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

23jan2:00 pm3:30 pmCraft Talks with Major Jackson & Jessica Jacobs2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

23jan8:00 pm10:00 pmMid Week Reading with Ilya Kaminsky, Dana Levin & Reginald Gibbons8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

24jan2:00 pm3:30 pmCRAFT TALKS WITH MAGGIE SMITH & ADRIAN MATEJKA2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

24jan8:00 pm10:00 pmAn Evening of Poetry with Patricia Smith8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

25jan2:00 pm4:00 pmBeloved Poems Panel Discussion2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

25jan8:15 pm10:15 pmFinale Reading with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Major Jackson & David Kirby8:15 pm - 10:15 pm