Featured Readings, Craft Lectures, and Events

10th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival  January 20-25, 2014. Join us for evening readings and performances, afternoon talks and a panel discussion by some of America's most engaging and award-winning poets. Our readings and lectures are open to everyone. Click here to download a (pdf) ticket flyer to print (tba), or scroll down this page for a complete listing of all ticketed events.

You may purchase tickets online (subject to handling charge), or to order tickets, call or visit the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Box Office.  Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444 or phone: 561-243-7922, extension 1. Tickets will be available for for purchase in October.

Individual event ticket prices are $15 General Admission, $12 for seniors, $10 for students. Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more. Click here to Purchase tickets. Online ticket sales are subject to a $4 per ticket handling charge which does not go to the festival, but to the online sales service provider. You may avoid the fee by contacting the box office directly.

Directions to Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square and Parking Information

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS and EVENTS

TUESDAY, January 21, 2014
The 11th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival takes place January 19-24, 2015. Festival events open to the public and take place over six days and evenings. Workshop admission is by application.Tickets will be available for purchase in October 2014. To purchase tickets, visit: http://palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/tix.Afternoon Craft Talks:
Nick Flynn and Mary Ruefle
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students.
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

NATASHA TRETHEWEY INTERVIEW:
Chard deNiord interviews Natasha Trethewey
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 4:00 p.m.

Kickoff Reading:
Thomas Lux and Aimee Nezhukumatathil

General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students.
Begins at 8:00 p.m.



WEDNESDAY, January 22, 2014

Afternoon Craft Talks:
Linda Gregg and Tim Seibles
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students.
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

Festival Gala:
The Gala is a fundraiser for the festival and tickets cost $250.00. Details to be advised. Cocktails & Dinner.
Event begins at 5:00 pm

Evening Reading:
Gala Reading: Special Guest, Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 8:00 p.m.



THURSDAY, January 23, 2014

Afternoon Craft Talks:
Carolyn Forché and Thomas Lux
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 2:00 p.m.


Mid-Week Reading
Chard deNiord, Linda Gregg, and Campbell McGrath

General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 8:00 pm



FRIDAY, January 24, 2014
Afternoon Craft Talks:
Campbell McGrath and Aimee Nezhukumatathil
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

Workshop Participants Open Mic
- Free Event Free Event –
Begins at 4:00 pm

TGIF Reading: Laure-Anne Bosselaar a, Mary Ruefle, and Tim Seibles
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 8:00 pm



SATURDAY, January 25, 2014

Panel Discussion: Beloved & Influential Poems

Siebles, Ruefle, Nezhukumatathil, McGrath, Lux, Gregg, Forché, Flynn moderated by Laure-Anne Bosselaar
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

Finale Reading:
Nick Flynn and Carolyn Forché
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 7:00 p.m.

Late-Night Coffee House and Party - Performance Poetry
Taylor Mali and Glenis Redmond followed by DJ Dance Party
General Admission $15, $12 seniors, $10 students
Begins at 9:00 p.m.