The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is pleased to announce that through the generosity of some very special donors, we are offering a Thomas Lux Scholarship, to provide one full workshop tuition scholarship for the upcoming 14th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival to a poet who has not previously attended a festival workshop.

The scholarship covers full participant tuition in the amount of $895.00. Travel, lodging, and meals, are the responsibility of the individual applicant. This fellowship is intended for a poet of promise who would benefit from the festival week events and workshop and would not otherwise be able to attend. A statement of need is requested with the application.

We are grateful to the individuals who came together in the spirit of the legacy of teaching, mentoring, and fostering excellence in poetry, that were a hallmark of the life and work of Thomas Lux. He always gave support to poets who sought to develop their skill and abilities. He recommended many poets to attend the festival, and said, “The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is the most rigorous, intense, and exciting poetry program in the country. Great venues, terrific students, and not a bad place to be in January. Most important: excellent teaching.”

To apply, visit the Thomas Lux Scholarship Application on Submittable.

The festival does offer a limited number of partial tuition scholarships, subject to available funding, to applicants who might otherwise be unable to attend. The festival does not recommend applications to more than one fellowship or scholarship opportunity in any single year.

To inquire, email news@palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. Partial scholarships are made possible through the generosity of private donors and are subject to availability.