Events
Friday, June 15th, 2018 - Monday, November 12th, 2018

We are now accepting applications for attendance at the 2019 festival workshops. Please visit our Faculty and Workshops page to see the full offerings from our faculty, which includes: Ellen Bass, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Stuart Dischell, Aracelis Girmay, Campbell McGrath, Gregory Pardlo and Eleanor Wilner. Applications open June 15, 2018 and will be accepted through the deadline November 12, 2018. Apply online using Submittable or download a 2019_Application pdf to apply by mail.     Read more >

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us October 17th us for a round-robin poetry reading in the beautiful Green Cay Wetlands Nature Preserve. We will spend a lovely afternoon reading poetry informally around the circle in the Green Cay Club House Community Room. Please bring up to four poems (favorites, or your own) to share with the group. Non-poets are welcome to join us, we love and audience! *Please bring a light wrap or jacket as the room may be cold. **Please be prompt as we will start to read at 1:00 pm. Read more >

Monday, January 21st, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Registration packets will be made available to workshop faculty, participants and auditors for pick up. Read more >

Monday, January 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Palm Beach Poetry Festival High School poetry contest winners will receive awards and participate in a reading of their winning poems. Winners selected from county-wide submissions by students of Palm Beach County High Schools. Read more >

Monday, January 21st, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome reception with light snacks and cocktails for workshop faculty, participants and auditors. Read more >

Monday, January 21st, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Short introductory and organizational workshop session after Welcome Reception.  Read more >

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Ellen Bass: Sound and Sense: Bringing Music Into Your Poems Stephen Gibson: How Ekphrasis Works—or Doesn’t Each poet will give a 1/2 hour talk on an element of poetic craft. Readers of poetry will walk away with a greater appreciation of what goes into the making of a poem; writers will leave with tools to improve their craft. Event will take place in the Crest Theatre followed by a Q & A. Read more >

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm

We are honored to have Sharon Olds as our Special Guest for an interview by faculty poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar. Read more >

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings with Stuart Dischell, Aracelis Girmay, and Matthew Olzmann, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Gregory Pardlo: This is not a pipe: Craft and Authenticity  Eleanor Wilner: Making Waves and the Eros of Endlessness Each poet will give a 1/2 hour talk on an element of poetic craft. Readers of poetry will walk away with a greater appreciation of what goes into the making of a poem; writers will leave with tools to improve their craft. Event will take place in the Crest Theatre followed by a Q & A. Read more >