Featured Readings, Craft Lectures, and Events

11th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival January 19-24, 2015. Join us for evening readings and performances, interviews, afternoon talks, a special dance-poetry event, and a panel discussion by some of America's most engaging and award-winning poets. Our readings and lectures are open to everyone. Scroll down this page for a complete listing of all ticketed events.

You may purchase tickets online (subject to handling charge), or, to order tickets, call or visit the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Box Office. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444 or phone: 561-243-7922, extension 1. Tickets will be available for purchase in October.

Individual event ticket prices are $15 General Admission, $12 for seniors, $10 for students, and tickets to the special Ballet's Child Dance/Poetry Performance are $20 General Admission, $15 for seniors, and $12 for students. Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more. Click here to Purchase tickets. Online ticket sales are subject to a $4 per ticket handling charge which does not go to the festival, but to the online sales service provider. You may avoid the fee by contacting the box office directly.

Directions to Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square and Parking Information


UPCOMING EVENTS



TUESDAY, January 20, 2015

Afternoon Craft Talks:
Marianne Moore and the Zipper & He Who/She Who Listens, But Does Not Speak
Linda Gregerson and Robert Wrigley
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students.
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

DANA GIOIA INTERVIEW
Chard deNiord interviews Dana Gioia
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 4:00 p.m.

Kickoff Reading:
Brenda Shaughnessy, Maurice Manning, and Patricia Smith
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students.
Begins at 8:00 p.m.



WEDNESDAY, January 21, 2015

Afternoon Craft Talks:
The Epistolary Poem, Famous Examples & Initiating The Squirm &
Writing The Poems That Changed My Life
Thomas Lux and Patricia Smith
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students.
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

Festival Gala:
The Gala is a fundraiser for the festival and tickets cost $250.00. Details to be advised. Cocktails & Dinner.
Event begins at 5:00 pm

Evening Reading:
Gala Reading: Special Guest, Dana Gioia
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 8:00 p.m.



THURSDAY, January 22, 2015

Afternoon Craft Talks:
Like A Book At Evening: Truth and the Imagination &
Learning To See: The Craft of Lived Experience (in Plath, Oliver, and Orr)

Chard deNiord and Brenda Shaughnessy
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

Workshop Participants Open Mic

- Free Event Free Event –
Begins at 4:00 pm

Mid-Week Reading
Chard deNiord,
Linda Gregerson, and Thomas Lux
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 8:00 pm



FRIDAY, January 23, 2015

Afternoon Craft Talks:
Loaded Lines & Snap! A Sonnet
Maurice Manning and Molly Peacock
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

Workshop Participants Open Mic
- Free Event Free Event –
Begins at 4:00 pm

Special Performance: Ballet's Child (Poetry and Dance)
Ballet’s Child demonstrates the redemptive power of poetry and how it can inspire other forms of creative expression.

Lani Scozzari's poems about the emotional and physical challenges of a young girl pursuing dance are so compelling, that Donna Murray, a Florida choreographer, created a whole program of dance embodying Lani’s poetry in movement. Ballet's Child is an absolutely beautiful collaboration between dancing words and lyrical dance.

General Admission $20, $15 seniors, $12 students
Begins at 8:00 pm



SATURDAY, January 24, 2015

Panel Discussion: Beloved & Influential Poems

Wrigley, Smith, Shaughnessy, Peacock, Manning, Lux,
Gregerson
, deNiord, moderated by P. Scott Cunningham
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

Finale Reading:
Molly Peacock and Robert Wrigley
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 7:00 p.m.

Late-Night Coffee House and Party - Performance Poetry
Malcolm London and Rachel McKibbins, followed by Participants' Reading
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 9:00 p.m.