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

Apply for a 2016 workshop today. Visit our Faculty & Featured Poets page for details. To learn more about the festival week and how to participate in a workshop at the festival, visit the Workshops Page.                 Read more >

Sunday, September 27th, 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 >

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 - Tuesday, December 1st, 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 >

Saturday, December 5th, 2015 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Let’s examine what a poem can do simultaneously: create a short narrative, invent original phrases, construct sparkling juxtapositions, lead to an epiphany, probe psychological depth, and sculpt elegant stanzas. Some poems sparkle with originality. Some sing with musicality and lines that breathe like arias. Others have a message that moves us deeply. The shape a poem makes invites us to read it. We will revisit the sonnet form to use in a modern way as well as various free verse strategies. Christine will give a reading of her work, then discuss the shaping of some of those poems. She will … Read more >

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm

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 >

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm

HAIKU UNIVERSITY AT MORIKAMI MUSEUM & GARDENS with YADDYRA PERALTA In this workshop, participants will learn about the history and structure of Japanese haiku with a direct focus on the translations of Robert Hass, former United States Poet Laureate and Special Guest Poet at the 12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival. After discussing his translations of the three haiku masters, and their influence on Hass’s poetry, participants will take a short walk around the beautiful gardens at Morikami Museum where they will generate their own haiku or haiku-inspired image rich poems.  Participants are encouraged to share at the end of the session. … 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, … 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 >