11th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival January 19-24, 2015

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The 11th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival takes place January 19-24, 2015. A full week of poetry events with some of America's most award-winning and extraordinary poets: readings, craft talks, interviews and panel discussions, workshops, all to be enjoyed with a community of poets from all over the United States, who gather in Delray Beach to experience the best of the best poetry has to offer. Festival events are open to the public and take place over six days and evenings. Tickets are on sale now.

Workshop admission is by application. To apply, visit our workshops page, our faculty bios, review the application guidelines, and apply online. To purchase tickets for individual events, visit: http://palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/tix.

2015 Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Workshop Participants' Schedule of Events
Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King Day)
(Book Signings follow all reading events) (Q&A sessions follow all Craft Talks)

3:30 - 4:30 pm

4:30 - 5:00 pm

5:00 - 6:00 pm

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Registration packet pickup in Lobby

High School Contest
Awards Photo Shoot
High School Poetry Contest
Winners Reading

Welcome Reception

Crest Theatre

Crest Theatre

Ocean Breeze Room

7:00 - 8:00 pm


Organizational Meeting of Workshops


Assigned Classrooms


Tuesday, January 20:
9:30 am - 12:30 First Workshop Session Assigned Classrooms
12:30 - 2:00 pm free time

Crest Theatre

2:00 - 3:30 pm


Craft Talks:
Linda Gregerson: Marianne Moore & The Zipper &
Robert Wrigley:
He Who/She Who Listens, But Does Not Speak

Crest Theatre
4:00 - 5:30 pm

Dana Gioia Interview
by Chard deNiord
Q & A Follows

Crest Theatre

8:00 - 10:00 pm


Kick-Off Reading:
Brenda Shaughnessy,
Maurice Manning, and
Patricia Smith

Crest Theatre

Wednesday, January, 21
9:30 am - 12:30 Second Workshop Session Assigned Classrooms
12:30 - 2:00 pm

free time

Crest Theatre
2:00 - 3:30 pm Craft Talks:
Thomas Lux : The Epistolary Poem, Famous Examples &
Patricia Smith
: Initiating The Squirm--Writing The Poems That Changed My Life

Crest Theatre
5:00 - 8:00 pm Festival Gala: Cocktails & Dinner* Vintage Gymnasium

8:00 - 10:30 pm

Gala Reading:
Special Guest, Dana Gioia
Introduction by Chard deNiord

Crest Theatre

Thursday, January 22:
9:30 am - 12:30 Third Workshop Session Assigned Classrooms
12:30 - 2:00 pm free time

Crest Theatre
2:00 - 4 pm

Craft Talks:
Chard deNiord: Like A Book At Evening: Truth & The Imagination &
Brenda Shaughnessy: Learning To See: The Craft Of Lived Experience (In Plath, Oliver & Orr)

Crest Theatre

 4:00 - 5:00 pm  Participant Reading 1, Festival Bookstore

 Ocean Breeze Room

8:00 - 10:00 pm

Mid-Week Reading:
Chard deNiord, Linda Gregerson & Thomas Lux

Crest Theatre


Friday, January 23:
9:30 am - 12:30 Fourth Workshop Session Assigned Classrooms
12:30 - 2:00 pm free time

2:00 - 3:30 pm Craft Talks:
Maurice Manning: Loaded Lines &
Molly Peacock: Snap! A Sonnet

Crest Theatre
4:00-5:00 pm

8:00 - 10:00 pm

Participant Reading, Festival Bookstore

Ballet's Child
, Poetry & Dance
Poetry: Lani Scozzari, Choreography: Donna Murray, 
followed by Q & A

Ocean Breeze Room

Crest Theatre


Saturday, January 24:
9:30 am - 12:30 Fifth Workshop Session Assigned Classrooms
2:00 - 4:30 pm

Panel Discussion:
Beloved & Influential Poems:
Wrigley, Smith, Shaughnessy,
Peacock, Manning, Lux, Gregerson, deNiord

Crest Theatre
7:00 - 9:00 pm Finale Reading:
Molly Peacock & Robert Wrigley

Crest Theatre
9:00 - 10:00 pm

Performance Poets: 
Malcolm London, Rachel McKibbens, with Introduction by Patricia Smith

Vintage Gymnasium
10:00 pm - 12:00 am Participant Reading Vintage Gymnasium

* Partners and spouses of workshop participants are invited to attend the Fundraising Gala. Tickets are $125 (1 guest/participant) Tickets are $125. Auditor Tuition does not include the gala. Auditors may attend with one guest, tickets: $125 each.