Current Events
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Gala is a fundraiser and celebration of all the poets at the festival, participants and featured poets. Admission is by invitation. Read more >

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Evening reading with Special Guest Poet Coleman Barks, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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 >

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Rodney Jones & Phillis Levin, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Friday, January 19th, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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 >

Friday, January 19th, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Performances by Slam Champions Elizabeth Acevedo and G Yamazawa, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Festival Favorite! All nine faculty poets share and discuss beloved poems that have been influential in their lives and in their writing. Panel will be moderated by poet/writer Julie Marie Wade. 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 >

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Chard deNiord and Tim Seibles, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >