Monday, January 16th, 2017 - Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 12:00pm

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites you to submit an original poem inspired by the “FISH TALES Exhibit at the Delray Beach Historical Society! As anglers cast into the mysterious lake of possibility seeking perfectly scaled gems, writers cast into the sea of language seeking the perfect word or phrase. Those quests are sometimes frustrating and often challenging, but regardless of results, they are always rewarding: having examined our deepest worries and wonders while writing or fishing, poets and anglers alike often produce memorable tales. from: The Poetry of Fishing, by Chris Justice, in “The Tackle Box” Fish Tales refers … Read more >

Sunday, March 12th, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In this class, we will do a close reading of Jack Gilbert’s, The Great Fires, and his essay “Real Nouns” in preparation for exercises that we will do as a group that will get the poetic pot churning. Kevin Goodan was raised in western Montana, and fought forest fires for ten seasons with the USFS at Lolo National Forest. He is the author of In The Ghost-House Acquainted, Winter Tenor, Upper Level Disturbances, Let The Voices and the forthcoming Anaphora: An Elegy. He is Associate Professor of English at Lewis-Clark State College. Read more >

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Save the date! We hope you will join us for our Eleventh year of this much loved and well attended quarterly event. We will spend a lovely afternoon reading poetry round-robin style in Green Cay Club House Community Room. Please bring up to four poems (favorites, or your own) to share with the group. Please be prompt as we will start to read at 12:30. The room can be very cool, so please bring a wrap, sweater or jacket for your comfort.   Read more >

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Please join the Palm Beach Poetry Festival as we celebrate and support our local Creative Writing MFA programs. Professors and students from FAU and FIU will gather together for an afternoon of fabulous poetry. Come and hear established and up-and-coming poets, read and perform at this 2nd Annual Program.  The Crest Theater can be cool, so please bring a light jacket or wrap. Read more >

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm

With John Childrey 1999’s Midsummer Night’s Dream is an delightful adaptation of Shakespeare’s magical comedy. This film version appears to follow word for word Shakespeare’s original masterpiece, only exchanging the time and place of the story from classical Athens to the village of Monte Athena, Italy, at the turn of the Nineteenth Century as the setting for this enchanting version of William Shakespeare’s play, directed by Michael Hoffman. Professsor John Childrey calls many places home as he lived in Richmond (VA), Littleton (NC), Concrete (WA) and Savannah (GA), Charlottesville (VA), Lynchburg (VA), West Lafayette (IN) and since 1977, Coral Springs (FL).  A college … Read more >

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm

With Professor Bonnie Boncontrai From Academy Award® winning writer/director Jane Campion (Best Original Screenplay, The Piano, 1993) comes an film based on the true story of love between renowned poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw, The International) and his spirited muse Fanny Brawne (Abbie Cornish, Stop-Loss). In the wilds of 19th century England, a forbidden passion draws the two lovers ever closer—even as fate conspires to tear them apart. Bright Star takes you to a world where, though life may be fleeting, great art – and great love – last forever. Read more >

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm

The 2018 Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be presented in loving memory of Thomas Lux. A Tribute to Thomas Lux will address our memories and the essential role Tom played in founding the festival and making it an ongoing vibrant literary event. Read more >