The PROSE-Stigious Poet Festival

Event Dates:  Sunday, April 3rd; May 1st; June 5th 2011

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The Prose-Stigious Poet Festival in the Dezart

(April 3 – June 5, 2011)

Palm Springs, CA – Dozens of fine and cultural arts enthusiasts are expected to make their way to Palm Springs Backstreet Art District for a first-class spoken word adventure. Dezart, deemed The Desert Sun’s “Best of the Valley” pick of 2007, kicks off what may just be Palm Springs’ first poetry festival in April, National Poetry Month. The Prose-Stigious Poet Festival is supported by Poets and Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation, and by its First-Class Sponsor, Delhi Palace Cuisine of India.


Hosted by local poets, Carolyn Rude and Dezert Bronz, The Prose-Stigious Poet Festival is a 3-month celebration (Dates: April 3, May 1, June 5) showcasing the timeless class, power and value of poetry through the original spoken works of a prominent and esteemed poet once a month, culminating each event with a dynamic open mic poetry session. All events will be held on the first Sunday of each month at 4:30pm in Dezart Studio. Admission is free and open to the public. Complimentary light fare refreshments will be available. Festival attendees may enjoy as spectators, or give voice to a myriad of artistic styles and perspectives on the open mic for 2-3 minutes. A sign-up sheet will be available at each event until full. Limited seating. Arrive early.


“This event is not just for poets. We’re reaching out to the larger audience – lovers of jazz, theatre, dance, film and the symphony – students and intellectuals. Poetry is the zenith of culture – it brings everyone together – and everyone should experience its spoken power.”

– Co-Host, Dezert Bronz




April 3: Author/Poet/Inspirational Speaker, Dessa Reed, will present “Poetic Living”.


May 1: Global Event Producer/Speaker, Richard Byford, will present “The Heart of a Gypsy Troubadour”.


June 5: Author/Mentor/Host of The Palm Desert/Westfield Barnes & Noble “Valley Voices of the Muse”, Patricia D’Alessandro, will present “Tapping into Silences”.


The Prose-Stigious Poet Festival kicks off in April, National Poetry Month. Sundays at 4:30pm: April 3, May 1, June 5, 2011. Dezart Studio, located at 4116 E Matthew Drive in Palm Springs Backstreet Art District. FREE ADMISSION TO PUBLIC. FMI: Call: (760) 328-1440 or VISIT: or Facebook Page: Prose-Stigious Poet Festival.


Dezart is widely known as the most exciting art destination in Palm Springs, playing host to a myriad of high-profile gatherings, cultural celebrations and elegant receptions with walls adorned by some of the finest in contemporary art from around the world.

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