The 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival takes place January 16-21, 2017 in Delray Beach Florida. Workshop faculty includes: David Baker, Tina Chang, Lynn Emanuel, Daisy Fried, Terrance Hayes, Dorianne Laux, Thomas Lux, Carl Phillips, Martha Rhodes, and Special Guest Charles Simic, and performance poets are The Mayhem Poets. Conference Faculty: Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Ginger Murchison.

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is dedicated to fostering the writing, reading, performance, and appreciation of poetry featuring America’s finest poets. Festival workshop faculty are renowned for their award-winning work and their excellence as teachers of craft. The festival offers a world-class, life-enriching series of poetry events for our audiences and participants.

Admission to workshops is limited to 12 qualified participants and three auditors to provide a meaningful level of discussion, and careful, informed attention to your work. Beginning poets, or those shy about sharing their poems, may consider auditing to learn by observing and listening.

To attend a workshop, applications must be submitted online or postmarked by the deadline: November 14, 2016.

Complete Application Guidelines are available at our website: http://www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.





$ 250.00
This application requires a $25 non-refundable reading fee and a $225 tuition deposit. Deposits may be refunded if an applicant withdraws prior to acceptance, or if the applicant is not accepted into one of the workshops selected in the application. For withdrawal prior to acceptance, a withdrawal fee of $25 applies.

Tuition balances are payable upon acceptance. Acceptances will be emailed shortly after November 20th. Once you pay in full, the workshop seat is reserved for you. All sales are final. Participant Tuition is $895.00, and Auditor Tuition is $495.00. Cost for the optional One-On-One Conference is $99.00. Tuition balances are due upon acceptance to a workshop. 

  • PARTICIPANTS: Tuition includes 16 hours of workshop instruction, admission to all festival events, and the gala. Applicants may reserve an optional (one hour) one-on-one conference to be confirmed upon notification of acceptance. Participants may invite one gala guest for $150.
  • AUDITORS: sit in on workshops as observers and receive all handouts under discussion, but do not comment or share their own poems in workshop. Tuition includes admission to all events, except the Gala and all workshop sessions. The cost for auditors to purchase up to 2 seats at the Gala is $150 each.


WORKSHOP PREFERENCES:
List up to 4 workshops you will attend and pay for upon acceptance. After our reader selects qualified manuscripts, we use blind lotteries to fill the seats. About 90% of participants and auditors are placed in first or second choice workshop, but we cannot guarantee such placement.

INDIVIDUAL ONE-HOUR CONFERENCES: Workshop applicants may reserve a one-on-one conference to focus attention on up to 10 pages of poetry, with Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, or Ginger Murchison. Conference Appointments will be confirmed upon acceptance to a workshop, first-come-first served. Requests for conferences will be accepted until December 1st on a space-available basis. Manuscripts are due to faculty for review by December 10th. The cost is $99, payable upon confirmation. A great opportunity!

WITHDRAWAL & CANCELLATION POLICY:
Your tuition deposit will be refunded if you withdraw your application prior to acceptance, or if you are not accepted into one of the workshops listed on your application. After you have paid your workshop tuition in full, should you cancel for any reason up until December 28, 2016, we will refund your tuition payment, only if we can, after exercising our best efforts, find a qualified replacement for you who agrees to pay your tuition in full, and subject to a $25 withdrawal fee. Should you cancel after December 28th, no tuition refund will be made. We realize emergencies do happen, and we will do our best to help you should cancellation become necessary.

PAYMENT POLICY: Tuition balance is payable upon acceptance. Acceptances will be after November 14th. Should tuition balance remain unpaid for forty-eight hours after acceptance, your seat will be awarded to another qualified applicant and your deposit will be forfeited. Once you pay in full, the workshop seat is reserved for you. All sales are final.

This fellowship application is available to African American poets who wish to apply to attend the 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival. The deadline to apply is November 14, 2016. A Fellowship Recipient will be selected by November 20, 2017 and notification will be made by email.

The fellowship covers Application Fee and Full Participant Tuition as well as lodging near the venue. The approximate value of the fellowship is $2000. Please note: transportation and food are the responsibility of the fellowship recipient.

To apply, please submit a writing sample and cover letter of introduction including an informal statement of need. Your application will be evaluated by our independent reader. Before you apply, please carefully consider your availability for the festival dates to be sure you will be able to attend in January 2017, if selected.

We are grateful for the support of a generous donor who has made this opportunity possible.

This application is available to Kundiman Fellows who wish to apply to attend the 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival through November 14, 2016. A Fellowship Recipient will be selected by November 20, 2016 and notification will be made by email.

The fellowship covers Application Fee and Full Participant Tuition, a total of $920.00. The Festival will also provide lodging near the venue. The total value of the scholarship is $1820.00. Transportation and food are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

The application requires a writing sample and cover letter including an informal statement of need. Your application will be evaluated by our independent reader. Before you apply, please carefully consider your availability for the festival dates to be sure you will be able to attend in January 2017, if selected. We are grateful for the support of a generous donor who has made this opportunity possible.

This application is available to CantoMundo Fellows who wish to apply to attend the 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival through November 14, 2016. A Fellowship Recipient will be selected by November 20, 2016 and notification will be made by email.

The fellowship covers Application Fee and Full Participant Tuition. The Festival will also provide lodging near the venue. The approximate value of the scholarship is $2,000.00. Transportation and food are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient.

The application requires a writing sample and cover letter including an informal statement of need. Your application will be evaluated by our independent reader. Before you apply, please carefully consider your availability for the festival dates to be sure you will be able to attend in January 2017, if selected. We are grateful for the support of a generous donor who has made this opportunity possible.