WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.
- Aug. 26, 2021
-- (Delray Beach, FL: August 24, 2021) Susan R. Williamson
, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival
(PBPF), today announced that in addition to regular workshop applications, Fellowships and Scholarship
applications are now open for the 18th
annual Festival, scheduled for January 10-15, 2022. For the second year in a row, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival will be all-virtual for six days of literary workshops, readings, craft talks, one-on-one conferences, poetry panels, and more.The Festival is now accepting applications for the following Fellowships and Scholarships.
The deadline to apply is November 15, 2021. Fellowships include application fee, tuition, and admission to all festival events. Poets are requested to supply a sample of their work along with a letter of need. Poets may apply online at palmbeachpoetryfestival.submittable.com (http://www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.submittable.com/).
Langston Hughes Fellowship:
This fellow will be an outstanding poet who identifies as Black or African American
who will benefit from and contribute to participation in the workshop. PBPF is grateful to the administrators of the Langston Hughes Estate (https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001WlR6xVk1vrxhNjuzo7d20dcXn...)
for granting permission to name this fellowship.CantoMundo Fellowship:
This fellow will be an outstanding poet who identifies as Latinx
who will benefit from and contribute to participation in one of the festival's workshops. PBPF is grateful to Canto
, a nonprofit organization that nurtures and supports the numerous aesthetic and philosophical approaches of Latinx poetry in the United States, and builds on the aesthetically, culturally, and linguistically diverse work of Latinx poets, who have historically—
and with limited economic resources—formed supportive literary spaces.Kundiman Fellowship:
This fellow will be an outstanding poet who identifies as Asian American
who will benefit from and contribute to participation in one of the festival's workshops. PBPF is grateful to Kundiman
, dedicated to the creation and cultivation of Asian American literature, offering a comprehensive spectrum of arts programming that gives writers opportunities to inscribe their own stories, transforming and enriching the American literary landscape.
Finally, the Thomas Lux Scholarship
will offer one full workshop tuition and admission to all Festival events to a poet who has not previously attended a PBPF workshop.
A sample of the poet's work and a letter of need are requested with the application for this scholarship.Available for Interview:
Susan Williamsonsrw@palmbeachpoetryfestival.orgMedia Contact: