Current Events
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 - Friday, December 13th, 2019

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites all Palm Beach County High School Students to send in one original poem. The winner will receive $200 and a pair of tickets to the Friday night Reading Event featuring 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award recipient, Patricia Smith The four runners up will each receive $100 and a pair of tickets to Friday night Reading Event All winners receive a one-year subscription to Poets and Writers Literary Journal All of the prize-winning poems will be posted on the festival website: palmbeachpoetryfestival.org and will be included in press releases Prize winners will be invited to participate … Read more >

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  Ilya Kaminsky: Another Republic: Learning from Different Traditions Dana Levin: By Repeating Comes Understanding: Pattern Recognition in Contemporary Poetry Read more >

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings with Dana Levin, Adrian Matejka, and Maggie Smith, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  Nickole Brown: Writing in the Age of Loneliness: Eco-Poetry & The Writer’s Task Reginald Gibbons: Inner Craft Read more >

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 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 22nd, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  Major Jackson: Imagining What We Cannot See: Poems of Great Description Jessica Jacobs: Blah, Blah, Love: How to Write Love Poems That Don’t Suck   Read more >

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings by Ilye Kaminsky, Jessica Jacobs, and Reginald Gibbons, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Friday, January 24th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  Maggie Smith: The Golden Repair: Embracing Brokenness and Error in the Poem Adrian Matejka: Poet Malone Didn’t Ask First: Permission vs. Appropriation in Persona Poetry.     Read more >

Friday, January 24th, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

An evening of poetry with 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award Winner Patricia Smith, our 2020 Poet-at-Large, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >