Current Events
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Please join the Palm Beach Poetry Festival as we celebrate and support our local Creative Writing MFA programs. Professors and students from FAU and FIU will gather together for an afternoon of fabulous poetry. Come and hear established and up-and-coming poets, read and perform at this 2nd Annual Program.  The Crest Theater can be cool, so please bring a light jacket or wrap. Read more >

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Featuring conversations with his poet friends, colleagues, an original score by Iron and Wine, and film excerpts by award-winning Spanish filmmaker Lois Patiño, A Late Style of Fire is innovative documentary that explores Levis’s childhood working alongside Mexican-American field hands, three marriages, friendships with America’s greatest poets, and his own words and poems for answers. This screening, at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, includes a Q&A with the filmmaker and producer, Michelle Poulos & Gregory Donovan-[To receive the student/faculty ticket discount, use the code: keiser2017] Read more >

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Featuring conversations with his poet friends, colleagues, an original score by Iron and Wine, and film excerpts by award-winning Spanish filmmaker Lois Patiño, this innovative documentary explores Levis’s childhood working alongside Mexican-American field hands, three marriages, friendships with America’s greatest poets, and his own words and poems for answers. Join the filmmaker and producer for a screening and talk about this film. Read more >

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm

With John Childrey 1999’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is an delightful adaptation of Shakespeare’s magical comedy. This film version appears to follow word for word Shakespeare’s original masterpiece, only exchanging the time and place of the story from classical Athens to the village of Monte Athena, Italy, at the turn of the Nineteenth Century as the setting for this enchanting version of William Shakespeare’s play, directed by Michael Hoffman. Professsor John Childrey calls many places home as he lived in Richmond (VA), Littleton (NC), Concrete (WA) and Savannah (GA), Charlottesville (VA), Lynchburg (VA), West Lafayette (IN) and since 1977, Coral Springs (FL).  A college … Read more >

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm

  From Academy Award® winning writer/director Jane Campion (Best Original Screenplay, The Piano, 1993) comes an film based on the true story of love between renowned poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw, The International) and his spirited muse Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish, Stop-Loss). In the wilds of 19th century England, a forbidden passion draws the two lovers ever closer—even as fate conspires to tear them apart. Bright Star takes you to a world where, though life may be fleeting, great art – and great love – last forever. With Professor Bonnie Boncontrai Read more >

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm

The 2018 Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be presented in loving memory of Thomas Lux. A Tribute to Thomas Lux will address our memories and the essential role Tom played in founding the festival and making it an ongoing vibrant literary event. Read more >