The 15th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held from January 21, 2019, to January 26, 2019, at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts in downtown Delray Beach, Florida. The festival featured workshops, readings, craft talks, manuscript consultations, panel discussions, and social events for poets. The faculty included poets Ellen Bass, Lorna Knowles Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Nickole Brown, Stuart Dischell, Stephen Gibson, Aracelis Girmay, Campbell McGrath, Gregory Pardlo, Matthew Olzmann, and Eleanor Wilner. The guest speakers were poets Tyehimba Jess and Sharon Olds. The cost of tuition was $895 for workshop participants and $495 for auditors. One-on-one manuscript consultations with Lorna Knowles Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, or Nickole Brown were available for an additional $99. Using the online submission system, writers submitted three poems of up to six pages with a $25 application fee by November 12. Lodging was available at area hotels for discounted rates, starting at $159 per night. Visit the website for more information.
Palm Beach Poetry Festival, 3199 B-3 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33461. (561) 868-2063. Susan R. Williamson, Director.