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Join us in Delray Beach, January 20-25, 2014, to celebrate poetry at the 10th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 20-25, 2014! In partnership with Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, in the heart of Delray Beach, Florida, the festival features six days of reading events, craft lectures, and poetry workshops, with some of the most extraordinary and engaging poets in America.
Apply to attend a workshop with the celebrated faculty! Nick Flynn, Carolyn Forché, Linda Gregg, Thomas Lux, Campbell McGrath, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Mary Rueﬂe, and Tim Seibles, will all be teaching workshops. Additional featured poets include Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Kurt Brown and performance poets Taylor Mali and Glenis Redmond. Participants may also opt for a one-on-one conference with Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Traci Brimhall, or Ginger Murchison. Select this "Workshop Descriptions" link to review the offerings.
Join this very special community of poets who travel from all over the county to participate in the festival week. Morning workshops with extraordinary faculty -- afternoon public events including special guest, U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey interviewed by Laure-Anne Bosselaar -- talks on the craft of poetry, open mic events for participants -- captivating evening readings -- culminating on Saturday, when all of the featured poets participate in a Beloved Poem panel, a finale reading and the Coffee House performance event and DJ Dance Celebration.
As a participant, you will experience some of the most celebrated American poets writing in America today up-close. Plan to take the time to focus on your work with outstanding teachers of craft who have been recognized as masters of art and appreciation of poetry and be with us in our tenth year of celebrating poetry at the festival.
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is presented in partnership with the Delray Beach Center for the Arts and is generously sponsored by Morgan Stanley, The Windler Group of Atlanta, GA, the Culltural Council of Palm Beach County, The Tourist Development Council of Palm Beach County; the Board of Commissioners of Palm Beach County, The Palm Beach Post, WLRN-FM, and Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach’s independent bookseller.The Palm Beach Poetry Festival in 2010 received an Arts Challenge Grant from the The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and in 2011 was presented with The Muse Award for Outstanding Cultural Organization (with a budget under $500,000) by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.