Past Events
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm

Performance Poetry late evening event with Mayhem Poets, Scott Raven & Mason Granger, followed by sale and signing of books in the Fieldhouse at Old School Square. Read more >

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Readings with Dorianne Laux, David Baker & Ginger Murchison, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Festival Favorite! all nine faculty poets share and discuss beloved poems that have been influential in their lives and in their writing. (Saturday) Read more >

Friday, January 20th, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Readings with Daisy Fried, Carl Phillips & Nickole Brown, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Friday, January 20th, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Festival Workshop Participants Read in the Crest Theatre, Free and Open to the Public Audience, Open Mic for Registered Workshop Participants only. Read more >

Friday, January 20th, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Terrance Hayes – “The Craft of Obsession” Martha Rhodes – “Subjective versus objective: Stanley Kunitz’s ‘Quinnapoxet’” 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 19th, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Readings with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Lynn Emanuel, & Sally Bliumis-Dunn, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm

POETRY OPEN MIC FOR REGISTERED WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS ONLY. Read more >

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 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. Tina Chang – “Hybrid Beast” David Baker – “When I Have Fears”: On Consequence Read more >

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm

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