Past Events
Thursday, January 21st, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Thursday, January 21st, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

IT TAKES TWO: COLLABORATVE POETRY, A Talk on Craft with Denise Duhamel FROM THE TOP DOWN AND FROM SIDE TO SIDE: LINE/SYNTAX/STANZA, A Talk on Craft with Tom Sleigh 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 >

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Special Guest, Robert Hass Read more >

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 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 20th, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

FOUR VIRTUES, A Talk on Craft with Carl Dennis CONVEYING EMOTION THROUGH IMAGERY, ADDRESS, PERSONIFICATION AND PATHETIC FALLACY (A CLOSE READ OF “TWO TREES” BY LARRY LEVIS, A Talk on Craft with Laure-Anne Bosselaar 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 19th, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Readings with Denise Duhamel, Thomas Lux & Alan Shapiro, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building.                         Read more >

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm

In his tenure as United States Poet Laureate (1995-1997), Hass spent two years battling American illiteracy, armed with the mantra, “imagination makes communities. ”His deep commitment to environmental issues led him to found River of Words (ROW), an organization that promotes environmental and arts education in affiliation with the Library of Congress Center for the Book. A poet of great eloquence, clarity, and force, whose work is rooted in the landscapes of his native Northern California and brings the kind of energy in his poetry to his work as an essayist, translator, and activist on behalf of poetry, literacy, and … Read more >

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

REPETITION & RESONANCE, A Talk on Craft with Mary Szybist THROW YOUR VOICE, A Talk on Craft with Kevin Young 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 19th, 2016 4:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Additional focus on your work is available in individual one-hour conferences on up to 10 pages of poetry. Conference Faculty: Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Ginger Murchison. Applicants may request a conference with their application. Appointments will be confirmed upon acceptance to a workshop, first-come-first served. Requests for conferences will be accepted until December 1st. Manuscripts are due to faculty for review by December 10th. The cost is $95, payable upon confirmation. A great opportunity! You may submit an application between now and November 9, 2015.             Conferences are available to accepted participants and auditors, … Read more >