Saturday, May 28th, 2016 - Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

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 as soon as possible. See our Travel & Lodging page for more information to plan your visit. Read more >

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Join us December 7th us for a round-robin poetry reading in the beautiful Green Cay Wetlands Nature Preserve. We will spend a lovely afternoon reading poetry informally around the circle in the 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. Read more >

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 - Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Holiday poetry reading and sing along at Sunrise Assisted Living Facility Read more >

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm

Join us for our 10th annual collaboration with Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. What is a haiku?  How do I write one?  In this workshop, participants will learn about haiku building and the Japanese literary form of zuihitsu. Often translated as “miscellaneous essay,” zuihitsu often consists of loosely connected pieces of prose and fragmented ideas of varied lengths that typically respond to the author’s surroundings. Join Yaddyra Peralta a poet and writer, in this hands-on workshop and learn to write your own original haiku and zuihitsu using our own Japanese garden as your inspiration. This workshop is taught by Yaddyra Peralta, a poet who teaches writing and literature … Read more >

Monday, January 16th, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday, January 16th, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday, January 16th, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Each poet will give a 1/2 hour talk on an element of poetic craft. Readers of poetry will walk away with a greater appreciation of what goes into the making of a poem; writers will leave with tools to improve their craft. Event will take place in the Crest Theatre followed by a Q & A. Dorianne Laux – “The Brilliance of the Simple Line” Carl Phillips- “Pattern Has a Way of Making Meaning” Read more >

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    We are honored to have Charles Simic as our Special Guest for an Interview by David Baker, and his Gala Reading at the 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival.         Read more >

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Readings with Tina Chang, Terrance Hayes & Martha Rhodes, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building.   Read more >