The Palm Beach Poetry Festival – Langston Hughes Fellowship, is open by application to poets who identify as Black or African American. We are grateful to the administrators of the Langston Hughes Estate who assisted us by granting permission to name this fellowship. The fellow will be an outstanding poet who will benefit from and contribute to participation in the workshop. A writing sample, letter of introduction, and description of need are an integral part of the application and selection process.
The fellowship includes the application fee, tuition, and lodging near the venue, valued at approximately $2,500. The fellow is responsible for travel and meals. The deadline to apply for the fellowship is November 10, 2019. Use this link to apply for the 2020 Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship using Submittable.
Donors who may be interested in our efforts to expand the availability of these fellowships and to support the festival’s dedication to inclusiveness and enrichment of its workshops and public events may contribute to the PBPF Diversity Fellowship Fund. The fund has been established to support these efforts. Interested donors may contact Festival Director, Susan R. Williamson, or Founder, Miles Coon.