Palm Beach Poetry Festival
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12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

January 18-23, 2016
Presented in partnership with Delray Beach Center for The Arts in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, Florida

Eight poetry workshops taught by Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Carl Dennis, Denise Duhamel, Carol Frost, Thomas Lux, Tom Sleigh, Mary Szybist and Kevin Young. Participant tuition includes workshop participation, and admission to all festival events. Special Guest is Robert Hass, U.S. Poet Laureate (1995-1997), Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Other featured poets include Dominique Christina and Marc Kelly Smith, and conference faculty, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, and Ginger Murchison.

Readings and craft talks take place in the beautiful and intimate Crest Theatre at Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Restaurants, art galleries, shops, and the Delray Beach Public Library are steps away. Gorgeous beaches are less than a five minute drive.

Each workshop is limited to twelve qualified participants and three auditors. Join poets from all over the world in Palm Beach County where careful attention to your work will help you generate new poems and improve your process of revision going forward.

You can now apply on-line for a workshop on our website at For further information contact, or call 561-868-2063.

About Us
Program Description
Includes workshops, readings, craft talks, individual conference, social events.
Upcoming Event

Jan 18 - 23, 2016
Venue: Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach FL
Program Length
6 days
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Program Focus
2015 Workshops with Chard deNiord, Linda Gregerson, Thomas Lux, Maurice Manning, Molly Peacock, Brenda Shaughnessy, Patricia Smith, and Robert Wrigley. Special Guest is past NEA Chairman, Dana Gioia.
$795/participant includes all events, one gala seat; $395/auditor. Accepted participants may schedule a one-on-one conference at additional cost.
U.S. Locations
Delray Beach, Florida
Susan R. Williamson (Director) or Miles Coon (President & Founder)
Lorraine Stanchich Brown, (Assistant Director)
Palm Beach Poetry Festival
3199 Lake Worth Road, Suite B-3
Lake Worth, FL 33461
United States
Phone: 561-868-2063
Miles Coon; Susan R. Williamson,; Lorraine Stanchich Brown