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.)

December 9, 2015

Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Alzheimer’s Poetry Project – Valentine’s Day Reading

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
2nd Annual Stargazing: Out of This World Poetry Reading
Hagen Ranch Road Library

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Annual Afterglow Instant Anthology Party

Sunday, March 13, 2016
The Image Elemental: Taking Stock of Gary Snyder’s Turtle Island with Kimbery Burwick

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Bards of A Feather, Round Robin Poetry Reading
Green Cay Nature Preserve

National Poetry Month Film Series at Lynn University

Thursday, April 14, 2016
The Beat Generation: An American Dream Film, with Howard Roberts & Director Janet Forman

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Howl, with Professor Bonnie Bonincontri

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Imagining The Poem: A Poetry Workshop with Lenny DellaRocca

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Bards of A Feather, Round Robin Poetry Reading
Green Cay Nature Preserve