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 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.

Upcoming 2017 events will be announced shortly. 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.)

February 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – Sunset
Stargazing: Out of this World Poetry Reading, Hagen Ranch Road Library, Delray Beach

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 12:30 pm
Greek Mythology in Poetry with Deborah DeNicola, Old School Square, Delray Beach


March 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017 – 1:00 pm 
Writing From Life: A Closer Look at the Life of John Gilbert with Kevin Goodan, Old School Square, Delray Beach

Wednesday, March 15, 2017  
Bards of a Feather Poetry Reading, Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach


April 2017 (National Poetry Month)

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 12:30 pm  
2nd Annual Throw Down the Mic FAU/FIU MFA Poetry Reading, Old School Square, Delray Beach

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 7:00 pm  
National Poetry Month Film Series at Lynn University: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lynn University, Boca Raton

Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 7:00 pm
National Poetry Month Film Series at Lynn University: Bright Star, Lynn University, Boca Raton