The 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 Old School Square; the annual High School Poetry Contest, open to high school students throughout Palm Beach County; and the annual Morikami Haiku event, held at the wonderful Morikami Museum with walks and writing in the gardens.

Join us for community outreach programming and other special events throughout the year. And consider joining us for a week of intensive work on your poetry via workshops, craft talk/lectures, and nightly readings at the 14th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 15-20, 2018 in Delray Beach, Florida.

For questions or to RSVP, contact Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, at, 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.)

September 2017

Saturday, September 30, 2017 – 3:30 pm  
7th Annual 1oo,ooo Poets and Musicians for Change, American Rock Bar and Grill, Deerfield Beach

October 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 12:30 pm 
Poetry Workshop – Going Hybrid: The Lyric Essay with Monica Isabel Restrepo, Old School Square, Delray Beach

Wednesday, October 8, 2017 – 12:30 pm  
Bards of a Feather Round Robin Poetry Reading, Green Cay Nature Reserve, Boynton Beach

November 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -12:30 pm
Poetry Workshop – An Elegy is Just an Ode in Disguise: Singing our Losses with Julie Marie Wade, Old School Square Delray

December 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017 – 12:30 pm  
Poetry Workshop – Poetry and Activism with Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Old School Square Delray

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – 12:30 pm 
Bards of a Feather Round Robin Poetry Reading, Green Cay Nature Reserve, Boynton Beach

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – 10:30 am 
Alzheimer’s Poetry Project: Holiday Poetry Reading and Sing Along, Boca Raton