The 12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held January 18-23, 2016 at Delray Beach Center for the Arts in beautiful downtown Delray Beach, Florida. Six days and evenings of extraordinary poetry events featuring some of America’s most award-winning and engaging poets: readings, craft talks, interviews and panel discussions, workshops and more. Audiences and participants from all over the United States and abroad will experience the best of the best poetry has to offer.
The 2016 workshop faculty includes: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Carl Dennis, Denise Duhamel, Carol Frost, Thomas Lux, Tom Sleigh, Mary Szybist, and Kevin Young. Special Guest is Robert Hass, and performance poets are Dominique Christina and Mark Kelly Smith, founder of the poetry slam. Conference Faculty are Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Ginger Murchison. Workshop admission is by application.
Festival workshops offer participants the perfect opportunity to focus on their work with other serious writers of poetry … a schedule planned to support your writing and expand your experience of poetry with poets who are not only highly acclaimed, but also renowned teachers of craft.
The first day Welcome Reception and brief introductory workshop session, set the stage. Afterward, you will be free to explore Downtown Delray Beach and Atlantic Avenue for dinner.
The festival Bookstore is a gathering point for participants where Murder On The Beach, our official bookseller, manages the sale of books by faculty and featured poets, and consigns participant’s books for sale. We also provide a limited selection of snacks, water, coffee and tea for purchase.
Apply to attend the festival as a participant today.