Past Events
Saturday, January 25th, 2020 4:15pm - 5:30pm

  A very special reading with Conference Faculty Angela Narciso Torres, Sally Bliumis-Dunn and our Festival Intern Coordinator, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello. This reading is free and open to the public in the Crest Theatre.   Read more >

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm

    A Festival Favorite! All faculty poets share and discuss beloved poems that have been influential in their lives and in their writing. Moderated by Jen Karetnick and followed by Q&A. 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 >

Friday, January 24th, 2020 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 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 >

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

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

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 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 >

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 >

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

Evening reading with Special Guest, Joy Harjo, United States Poet Laureate, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. To learn more about Joy Harjo, visit her festival page. 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 >