Events
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 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us to participate in the largest poetry reading in history! The Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be hosting our fifth annual open-mic in partnership with 100 Thousand Poets for Change.   This is a global happening taking place at the same time in over 800 venues in 115 countries! Poets will read and perform work to promote social, political, environmental sustainability, and change, simultaneously across the planet. You are welcome to read your own work or your favorite poems by other poets. Please limit your poem to one page, bring up to two poems, we will alternate readers with musicians as … 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 DrBlaiseAllen@aol.com. 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 >

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Workshop with Cara Nusinov, Title TBA COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORKSHOPS One Day Workshops at Delray Beach Center for the Arts are held at 12:30 pm. Be sure to bring a sweater. The cost is $10 for these workshops. To RSVP for any of these poetic events, contact Dr. Blaise Allen, the Poetry Festival’s Director of Community Outreach, at DrBlaiseAllen@aol.com, or sign up for our e-blast list. Read more >

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 12:30pm

Song Writers workshop: Musicians Max Markwell, Bill Hartman, Stephen Minotti, Maggie Baugh, Shawn Mallon, Aymber Daniel, Laura Sue Nightengale, Robert Bidney, Cassidy Diana, Kristen Spencer, Eric Muniz, Rich Guastella Read more >

Saturday, December 5th, 2015 12:30pm

WORKSHOP TBA Visiting Poet, Chris Schwenberg, CA Delray Beach Center for the Arts COMMUNITY OUTREACH WORKSHOPS One Day Workshops at Delray Beach Center for the Arts are held at 12:30 pm. Be sure to bring a sweater. The cost is $10 for these workshops. To RSVP for any of these poetic events, contact Dr. Blaise Allen, the Poetry Festival’s Director of Community Outreach, at DrBlaiseAllen@aol.com, or sign up for our e-blast list. Read more >

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 10:30am

January 7, 2016 2016 Morikami Haiku U – 10:30 am 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 >