Past Events
Thursday, January 18th, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings with Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Rodney Jones followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Thursday, January 18th, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Ross Gay & Aimee Nezhukumatathil: “Poetry & Friendship: Collaboration & Inspiration” 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 17th, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 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 17th, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Gabrielle Calvocoressi: “One Poem, Endless Possibilities: Close Reading as a Gateway to Experimentation in Our Own Work”   Rodney Jones:  “Five Satisfactions of Making Poetry.” 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 16th, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings with Beth Ann Fennelly, Ross Gay, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm

We are honored to have Coleman Barks as our Special Guest for an interview by faculty poet Chard deNiord. Read more >

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Chard deNiord: “From First Thought to Final Draft: The Making of a Poem” Tim Seibles: “Monkey Mind: From Restless to Revelation” 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 >

Monday, January 15th, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Welcome reception with light snacks and cocktails for workshop faculty, participants and auditors. Read more >

Monday, January 15th, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Palm Beach Poetry Festival High School poetry contest winners will pick up awards and participate in a reading of their winning poems.   Read more >