UPCOMING EVENTS

In addition to the annual festival in January, Palm Beach Poetry Festival partners with other nonprofit organizations and schools to bring poetry into the lives of Palm Beach County residents year-round.

UPCOMING EVENTS - Fall 2014 - Winter 2015

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Poems of If and When: The Power of the Subjunctive and the Occasion: A workshop with Julie Marie-Wade
A generative poetry workshop in which participants will explore personal identity through both speculative and narrative writing prompts and examples of poems by Lucille Clifton, Sharon Olds, Aaron Smith and Stacey Waite. Cost: $10, collected at the workshop. Dr. Wade’s books will be available for signing and purchase after the workshop.

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Delray Beach Center for the Arts
51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444


Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Fourth Annual Global 100k Poets for Change Reading
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bottega Wine Bar at The Promenade
4455 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 
33073

The fourth annual 100,000 Poets for Global Change will feature poets reading and performing works that promote social, political, environmental sustainability, and change simultaneously across the planet – an event that will be completely inclusive and decentralized. Local attendees are welcome to read their own work or favorite poems by other poets. Participants should limit their poem to one page. Following the poetry reading, special guest acoustic musicians will play songs for peace.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Bards of a Feather
12:30 pm
Green Cay Wetlands Community Room
Green Cay Preserve Nature Center
12800 Hagan Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Share poetry "round robin" style in the large indoor community room. Bring four to five poems to share with a nature theme (human nature is fine too!). You are welcome to read your own poems, or the poetry of your favorite poets. Feel free to bring friends for the audience! There is no charge for this event. Bring a light wrap or jacket as the room can get cool.

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Generative Poetry Workshop with Vera Hirshorn, M.Ed. Collage Poems
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Delray Center for the Arts (DCA)
51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Generative Poetry Workshop with Susannah Simpson, Ph.D.
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Delray Center for the Arts (DCA)
51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
Generative Poetry Workshop with Kate Ann Heidelbach, MFA
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Delray Center for the Arts (DCA)
51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
 
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Alzheimer's Poetry Project
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Sunrise Assisted Living
West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, FL 33428



Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Ninth Annual Haiku Workshop, with Yaddyra Peralta
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446


Children's Pilot Program - Haiku University
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Adult Haibun Program
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this workshop, you will review the basics of classical Japanese Haiku, as well as several modern variations. The class will then use the incredible natural resource of Morikami itself to generate new Haiku of your own as you stroll the beautiful gardens. Finally, you will have the opportunity to share your work with the group.

Group Reading
12:30 pm


YADDYRA PERALTA is a poet and writer. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Jai-alai, Abe's Penny, Tigertail, Hinchas de Poesia, the Miami Poetry Collective's Cent Journal series, and Lies and Truth - the poetry supplement to the Tabloid series accompanying Miami Art Museum's New Work Miami exhibition. In 2011, the Miami New Times featured her in their "100 Creatives" list.  She received her MFA in creative writing from Florida International University.


Admission to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is required for entrance to this workshop. Please bring a pad, pen, refreshment, and jacket or throw, as the room can be quite chilly! Bring a camera and stroll the grounds all day! Many of us stay for lunch at the Cornell Cafe afterwards if you wish to join us!

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Bards of a Feather
12:30 pm

Green Cay Wetlands Community Room,
Green Cay Preserve Nature Center
12800 Hagan Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437


Share poetry "round robin" style in the large indoor community room. Bring four to five poems to share with a nature theme (human nature is fine too!). You are welcome to read your own poems, or the poetry of your favorite poets. Feel free to bring friends for the audience! There is no charge for this event. Bring a light wrap or jacket as the room can get cool.


Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
High School Performance Poetry Project
10:00 am (Spanish River High School);
1:00 pm (Wellington High School)

To RSVP for any of these poetic events, please contact Dr. Blaise Allen, the Poetry Festival’s Director of Community Outreach, at DrBlaiseAllen@aol.com.