(This page will be updated for the 10th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 20-25, 2014 shortly.)
Workshops are limited to 12 participants and 3 auditors. You may apply online or by mail as indicated below. Applications may be postmarked or or submitted online by the deadline to apply, The deadline to apply has been extended to November 18, 2012.
WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT TUITION $725
WORKSHOP AUDITOR TUITION $350
OPTIONAL MANUSCRIPT CONFERENCE (*) $85
(Scheduled after acceptance.)
PARTICIPANTS: Tuition includes admission to all festival events and one gala seat. Each participant may invite one guest for $125.
AUDITORS sit in on workshops as observers and receive all hand outs under discussion, but do not share their own poems in workshop or at participant readings. Tuition includes admission to all events except the gala. Auditors may purchase up to 2 seats at the gala @ $125 each. Auditors are accepted on a rolling admission basis.
MANUSCRIPT CONFERENCES may be scheduled after acceptance and after workshop or auditor tuition is paid in full and are subject to availability. Manuscript Faculty are Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Lorna Blake, and Ginger Murchison.
APPLY ONLINE: http://www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/apply/application. Deadline to apply on line: November 9, 2012.
APPLY BY MAIL: Mail the completed application form, three of your best poems, with $25 non-refundable reading fee and $200 tuition deposit to PBPF Workshops, 3199 B-3 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33461. Postmark deadline, November 9, 2012.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 9, 2012.
WORKSHOP PREFERENCES: List up to 4 workshops you will attend and pay for upon acceptance. After our reader selects qualified manuscripts, we use blind lotteries to fill the seats. 90% of our applicants are placed in their first or second choice workshop, but we cannot guarantee such placement.
PAYMENT POLICY: Every application must be accompanied by $25 non-refundable reading fee and $200 tuition deposit. Your deposit will be refunded if you withdraw your application prior to acceptance, or, if you are not accepted into one of the workshops listed on your application.
Tuition balance is payable upon acceptance. Acceptances will be e-mailed shortly after November 18th. Should the balance of the tuition remain unpaid for seventy two hours after acceptance, your seat will be awarded to another qualified applicant and your deposit will be forfeited. Once you pay in full, the workshop seat is reserved for you. All sales are final.
CANCELLATION POLICY: After you have paid for the workshop, should you have to cancel for any reason, we will exercise our best efforts to find a qualified poet to replace you. If we can do so, we will refund your tuition payment. If we cannot replace you, we will not refund your tuition payment. The later the cancellation date, the more difficult it is for staff to find a qualified participant. Though we do recognize that emergencies happen, and we will do our best to help you, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to replace you in the event of a cancellation.