COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

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 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.)

FALL/WINTER 2018-2019

September 29th
8th Annual 100,000 Poet and Musicians for a Change
3:30-7:00 p.m.
American Rocks Bar and Grill
1600 East Hillsboro Blvd in Deerfield Beach
Free-Must be 21 years old to attend

October 6th
Poetry Workshop: One Foot on the Ground: An Examination of Setting in Poetry w/ Sam Leon
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Old School Square–Classroom 6 (upstairs)
51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach
$10 per person

October 17th
Bards of a Feather Round Robin Open Mic Poetry Reading
1:00 p.m.
Green Cay Nature Preserve, Community Room
12800 Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach
Free

November 3rd
Poetry Workshop: Aspects of Love – Models of Excellence w/ Sarah Brown Weitzman
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Old School Square–Classroom 6 (upstairs)
51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach
$10 per person

December 1st
PoJo Collage Workshop
12:30 p.m.
Boca Raton Museum of Art School
801 W. Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton
Free
*Workshop limited to first 25 people who RSVP at drblaiseallen@aol.com

December 5th
Bards of a Feather Round Robin Open Mic Poetry Reading
1:00 p.m.
Green Cay Nature Preserve, Community Room
12800 Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach
Free

December 13th
Alzheimer’s Poetry Project Holiday Poetry Reading and Sing Along
10:30 a.m.
Sunrise Assisted Living, Brighton Gardens
6341 Via De Sonrisa Sur in Boca Raton
Free

January 10th
11th Annual Haiku U w/Yaddyra Peralta
11:00 a.m.
Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum Theatre
4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach
Free w/ Museum entrance fee