Brittany Owens, Festival Coordinator

Brittany Owens serves as Festival Coordinator. She was an intern for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival for three consecutive years before joining the Festival’s staff. She recently completed her MFA at Florida International University and is looking forward to continuing to connect with the poets and writers in her community. During her time at FIU, Brittany taught several introductory writing courses, including Creative Writing. She also volunteered for the Gulf Stream Literary Magazine and was the Poetry and Creative Nonfiction Editor in 2021. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Salamander Magazine, Pittsburgh Poetry Journal, Small Orange Journal, South Florida Poetry Journal, Silk Road Review, and O, Miami’s Waterproof Anthology. She was runner-up for the 2022 American Academy of Poets Prize and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets. Brittany hopes to continue writing while she finds her place within the literary community. She is excited to help plan and organize another successful year at Palm Beach Poetry Festival.