PBPFDelrayThe festival, through its program of Community Outreach, offers special events and 1-day workshops throughout the year. We welcome the community to join us for informal round-robin readings at Green Cay Nature Center, readings with the Alzheimer Poetry Project, a series of Saturday 1-day workshops, held at Delray Beach Center for the Arts, and the annual High School Poetry Contest, open to high school students throughout Palm Beach County. The annual Morikami Haiku event, held at the wonderful Morikami Museum with walks and writing in the gardens, and in April, National Poetry Month, screenings of two films at Lynn University. For questions or to RSVP, contact Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, at drblaiseallen@aol.com, or phone and leave a message for us at: (561) 868-2063.


(Many of these events are free, and all are open to the public.)

November 7, 2015
Narrative Poems Revisited with John Childrey
$10 per person

November 14, 2015
Writing Songs and Lyrics: Musicians Showcase
Musicians and recording artists discuss lyric writing and play original music. Max Markwell, Bill Hartman, Stephen Minotti, Maggie Baugh, Shawn Mallon, Aymber Daniel, Robert Bidney, Cassidy Diana, Kristen Spencer, Eric Muniz, among o

December 5, 2015
The Shape a Poem Makes: Shapeshifting with Christine Swanberg
$10 per person

December 9, 2015
Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

January 7, 2016
10th Annual Haiku U with Yaddyra Peralta

January 13, 2016
Bards of a Feather: Round Robin Poetry Reading, Green Cay Wetlands Nature Center

January 18-23, 2016
12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival

April 2016
Beat Generation Films and Talks, TBA