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 15th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 21-26, 2019 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.)

April 2018, National Poetry Month

April 7th                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3rd Annual Throw Down the Mic
Multi-University Poetry Reading with FAU and FIU
Faculty and Students
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Old School Square, Crest Theater Auditorium
51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL, 33444
Free and open to the public

April 11th
Bards of a Feather, Open-mic Round Robin Poetry Reading
1:00-3:00 Green Cay Wetlands Community Room
Hagan Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, Fl 33437
Free Room is cool, bring a sweater or wrap,
and 3-4 poems to share.

April 12th
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival Celebrates
National Poetry Month Showing the Film, Paterson,
Followed by Q&A.
Lynn University, 561-237-7000
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, Fl 33431
Amarnick-Goldstein Theater

May 2018

May 9th
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival Alzheimer’s Poetry Project
Summer Poetry Reading and Sing Along
Sunrise Assisted Living Facility,
Brighton Gardens
6341 Via De Sonrisa Del Sur Boca Raton, FL 33433
Free, bring 4-5 seasonal poems or songs to share.

Fall 2018

Sept 29th,
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival Presents
8th Annual Poets and Musicians for Change
Open Mic Poetry Reading with Live Music.
America Rocks Bar and Grill
1600 E. Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, 33442
Free — *Must be 21 years old or over to attend.