Community Outreach
Thursday, December 13th, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm

Spread the joy of poetry and music at this special holiday event, where attendees will share their favorite holiday poems and songs of the season. All ages welcome. Read more >

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Participants should bring up to four poems, original or not, to share with the group. Non-poets are welcome to attend. Read more >

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - Sunday, February 17th, 2019

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites you to submit an original poem inspired by the TECH EFFECT Exhibition at Old School Square’s Cornell Art Museum! Five cash prizes and five honorable mentions will be selected by contest judge, Stephen Gibson. First Prize: $100.00; Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Prizes: 4 awards of $25.00 each; Five Honorable Mentions. Entries that win cash prizes and honorable mention will be published online and announced in press releases. The works in the Tech Effect explore the complex influences of technology on the human experience and the natural world. The show features artists whose work deals … Read more >

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us October 17th us for a round-robin poetry reading in the beautiful Green Cay Wetlands Nature Preserve. We will spend a lovely afternoon reading poetry informally around the circle in the Green Cay Club House Community Room. Please bring up to four poems (favorites, or your own) to share with the group. Non-poets are welcome to join us, we love and audience! *Please bring a light wrap or jacket as the room may be cold. **Please be prompt as we will start to read at 1:00 pm. Read more >

Monday, October 1st, 2018 - Friday, December 14th, 2018

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites all Palm Beach County High School Students to send in one original poem. The winner will receive $200 and a pair of tickets to the Friday night Reading Event featuring Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Tyehimba Jess The four runners up will each receive $100 and a pair of tickets to Friday night Reading Event All winners receive a one-year subscription to Poets and Writers Literary Journal All of the prize-winning poems will be posted on the festival website: palmbeachpoetryfestival.org and will be included in press releases Prize winners will be invited to participate in … Read more >

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 3:30pm - 7:00pm

The public is invited to participate in what could be the largest poetry reading in history. The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is hosting this annual open-mic event in partnership with 100 Thousand Poets for Change. This global happening will be taking place at the same time in over 1,000 venues in 120 countries. Poets will read and perform work to promote social, political, environmental sustainability, and change, simultaneously across the planet. Attendees are welcome to read their own work or favorite poems by other poets. Between poetry readings, special guest musicians will play songs for peace.  Attendees are welcome to play … Read more >

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

The perfect setting for this workshop is the beautiful landscape of the Morikami Museum and Gardens. The festival returns for the 12th year to explore this poetic form with Yaddyra Peralta, who will lead participants to be inspired by the form and their surroundings. Participants will learn the basics of the Japanese literary form of haiku and haibun, a combination of prose and haiku. Participants will look at a brief history of the haibun and examine various examples, with a focus on the work of haiku master Kobyahsi Issa whose work is known both for its humanism and its sense … Read more >

Monday, January 1st, 2018 - Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites you to submit an original poem inspired by the LOOKING GLASS Exhibition at Old School Square’s Cornell Museum at Old School Square! Five cash prizes and five honorable mentions will be selected by contest judge, Stephen Gibson. First Prize: $100.00; Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Prizes: 4 awards of $25.00 each; Five Honorable Mentions. Entries that win cash prizes and honorable mention will be published online and announced in press releases. The works in the Looking Glass exhibition delve into ways in which visual artists approach ideas of reflection and perception. The unique artworks on … Read more >

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival Alzheimer’s Poetry Project: Holiday Poetry Reading and Sing Along. The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites you to join us at this beautiful assisted living facility to read your favorite holiday poems and sing holiday songs to an enthusiastic audience of residents. All ages are welcome.     Read more >

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Participants, please bring 4 single page poems (they may be your own poems, or your favorite poets) to read around the circle as we pass the mic. Non-poets are welcome to join us, we love and audience! Read more >