The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is pleased to announce it will offer three fellowships that provide full workshop tuition and lodging in Delray Beach for the upcoming 16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 20-25, 2020. The fellowships are offered to open the festival workshop doors widely to qualified poets and to ensure the festival’s workshops provide enriching experiences through working with poets from a wide variety of cultures.
The three fellowships are the Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes Fellowship, the CantoMundo Palm Beach Poetry Festival Fellowship, and the Kundiman Palm Beach Poetry Festival Fellowship.
Each fellowship recipient 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. Fellowships applications are now open. For details, please visit the links below to each for specifics, details and to apply. Applications open July 15, 2019 and the deadline to apply for these fellowships is November 10, 2019.
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival – Langston Hughes Fellowship, includes the application fee, tuition, and lodging near the venue. The fellow will be an outstanding African American 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. Fellowships are 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. You may use this link to apply for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival Langston Hughes 2020 Fellowship.
CantoMundo nurtures and supports the numerous aesthetic and philosophical approaches of Latinx poetry in the USA, and builds on the aesthetically, culturally, and linguistically diverse work of Latinx poets, who have historically—and with limited economic resources—formed supportive literary spaces. CantoMundo’s first gathering convened in 2010. Use this link to find out more about the CantoMundo /Palm Beach Poetry Festival 2019 Fellowship and to apply.
Kundiman is dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature, offering a comprehensive spectrum of arts programming that gives writers opportunities to inscribe their own stories, transforming and enriching the American literary landscape. Use this link to find out more about the Kundiman / Palm Beach Poetry Festival 2019 Fellowship and to apply.
These fellowships are supported by the generous donations of individuals who wish to remain anonymous. In addition, the festival also offers a limited number of partial scholarships to applicants for whom the partial assistance makes it possible for them to attend. Email query must be made after applications are submitted.
We welcome inquiries from donors who may be interested in our efforts to expand the availability of these fellowships and seek to support the festival’s dedication to inclusiveness and enrichment of its workshops and public events. Donors may contribute to the PBPF Diversity Fellowship Fund, established to support these efforts. Interested donors may contact Festival Director, Susan R. Williamson or Founder, Miles Coon.