Past Events
Friday, January 24th, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  Maggie Smith: The Golden Repair: Embracing Brokenness and Error in the Poem Adrian Matejka: Poet Malone Didn’t Ask First: Permission vs. Appropriation in Persona Poetry.     Read more >

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings by Ilya Kaminsky, Dana Levin, and Reginald Gibbons, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 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 >

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  Major Jackson: Imagining What We Cannot See: Poems of Great Description Jessica Jacobs: Blah, Blah, Love: How to Write Love Poems That Don’t Suck   Read more >

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Evening reading with Special Guest, Joy Harjo, United States Poet Laureate, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. To learn more about Joy Harjo, visit her festival page. Read more >

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 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 22nd, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  Nickole Brown: Writing in the Age of Loneliness: Eco-Poetry & The Writer’s Task Reginald Gibbons: Inner Craft Read more >

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings with Nickole Brown, Jessica Jacobs, Adrian Matejka, and Maggie Smith, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm

  We are honored to have Joy Harjo, U. S. Poet Laureate, as our Special Guest for an interview by faculty poet Laure-Anne Bosselaar. Read more >

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm

  Ilya Kaminsky: Another Republic: Learning from Different Traditions Dana Levin: By Repeating Comes Understanding: Pattern Recognition in Contemporary Poetry Read more >