Sunday, June 7th, 2015 - Monday, January 25th, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 2016 workshop faculty! Apply for a 2016 workshop today. Visit our Faculty & Featured Poets page for details or to learn more about the festival week and taking a workshop at the festival, visit the Workshops Page.                 Read more >

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 - Friday, January 15th, 2016

For those coming in from out of town, please note that January is the height of the vacation season in Delray Beach. We suggest you reserve a hotel room and car as soon as possible. See our Travel & Lodging page. Read more >

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm

We will once again gather with the community to celebrate this annual event at Bottega Wine Bar in Coconut Creek, Florida at 4:00 PM     Read more >

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - Friday, December 18th, 2015

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites all Palm Beach County High School Students to send in one original poem. The winner will receive $100 and a pair of tickets to the Coffee House Performance event, featuring Dominique Christina and Marc Kelly Smith The four runners up will each receive $25 and a pair of tickets to the Coffee House Performance Event All winners receive a one-year subscription to Poets and Writers Literary Journal All of the prize-winning poems will be posted on the festival website: and will be included in press releases Prize winners will be invited to participate … Read more >

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 10:30am - Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Join us to share the love of poetry at our Spring/Summer reading at Sunrise Assisted Living Facility. Our poetry troupe will take to the mic to read poems of the season and even sing a few songs of yesteryear. Sunrise Assisted Living Facility 6343 Via De Sonrisa Del Sur Boca Raton, FL 33433 To RSVP, contact Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, at Read more >

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us for a round-robin open reading in the beautiful Green Cay Wetlands Nature Preserve. 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 bring a light wrap or jacket as the room may be cold. Please be prompt as we will start to read at 12:30. This event is free to everyone! Feel free to invite guests, we love an audience! Green Cay Wetlands Community Room Green Cay Preserve Nature Center 12800 Hagan Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437 … Read more >

Monday, January 18th, 2016 - Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Additional focus on your work is available in individual one-hour conferences on up to 10 pages of poetry. Conference Faculty: Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Nickole Brown, and Ginger Murchison. Applicants may request a conference with their application. Appointments will be confirmed upon acceptance to a workshop, first-come-first served. Requests for conferences will be accepted until December 1st. Manuscripts are due to faculty for review by December 10th. The cost is $95, payable upon confirmation. A great opportunity! You may submit an application between now and November 9, 2015.         Conferences are available to accepted participants and auditors, not to … Read more >

Monday, January 18th, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Monday, January 18th, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday, January 18th, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm

All workshops meet in designated classrooms in the Crest Theatre building for a one-hour organization and introductions session. Read more >