Past Events
Saturday, January 26th, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm

A reading by our Conference Faculty. Read more >

Friday, January 25th, 2019 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 25th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Stuart Dischell: How to See Without Using Your “I” Matthew Olzmann:  Imaginary Lives 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 >

Thursday, January 24th, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm

POETRY OPEN MIC FOR REGISTERED WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS ONLY. Read more >

Thursday, January 24th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Aracelis Girmay: How Time Might Mean: How Poems Signal Time Campbell McGrath: The Logic of the Line 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 23rd, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Gregory Pardlo: This is not a pipe: Craft and Authenticity  Eleanor Wilner: Making Waves and the Eros of Endlessness 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 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Ellen Bass: Sound and Sense: Bringing Music Into Your Poems Stephen Gibson: How Ekphrasis Works—or Doesn’t 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 >

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm

In this workshop, participants will learn about haiku building and the Japanese literary form of zuihitsu. Often translated as “miscellaneous essay,” zuihitsu often consists of loosely connected pieces of prose and fragmented ideas of varied lengths that typically respond to the author’s surroundings. Join poet Yaddyra in this hands-on workshop and learn to write your own original haiku and zuihitsu using Morikami’s own Japanese garden as your inspiration.   Yaddyra Peralta’s work has appeared in Miami Rail, Ploughshares, Tigertail, Abe’s Penny, Hinchas de Poesia, Eight Miami Poets (Jai Alai Books) and The Miami Herald. She has taught writing at Miami Dade College, Homestead Correctional Institution, and for O,Miami’s Sunroom project. Yaddyra is … Read more >

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 11:00am - Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Participants will learn the basics of the Japanese literary form of haiku and haibun, which is a combination of prose and haiku. Participants will look at a brief history of the haibun and examine various examples, with a focus on the work of haiku master Kobyahsi Issa. Workshop participants will learn about the history of the forms, examine various examples, past and present, and then head to Morikami’s beautiful gardens to generate their own haiku and haibun. Participants need to bring a pen and writing pad, snippets of prose, dreams, found poems, journal entries, observations, memories, or a few lines from their own … Read more >

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm

Spread the joy of poetry and music at this special holiday event, where attendees will share their favorite holiday poems and songs of the season. All ages welcome. Read more >