The 14th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held from January 15, 2018, to January 20, 2018, 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 Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Chard diNirod, Beth Ann Fennelly, Ross Gay, Rodney Jones, Phillis Levin, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, and Tim Seibles. The guest speaker was poet Coleman Barks. The cost of tuition was $895 for workshop participants and $495 for auditors; one-on-one manuscript consultations with Lorna Blake, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, and Nicole Brown were available for an additional $99. Writers submitted three poems of up to six pages with a $25 application fee by November 10, 2017. Lodging was available at area hotels for discounted rates, starting at $149 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.