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.)

WINTER/SPRING 2019

March 2nd 
The Writing on the Wall
A Poetry Workshop Facilitated by Freesia McKee
1 pm

Old School Square Crest Theatre
Classroom #6 (Upstairs)
51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach
$10 per person

March 6th
Bards of a Feather
Open-Mic Round Robin Poetry Reading
1 pm

Green Cay Wetlands, Community Room
12800 Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach
Free

April 1st
National Poetry Month Film Series at Lynn University
A Quiet Passion
7 pm

Lynn University
Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center
Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall
3601 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton
Free

April 4th
Visiting Poet Brynn Saito
Following the Brush:
Japanese Poetic Forms, Then & Now
In collaboration with the Morikami Museum and Gardens
7 pm

Morikami Theater
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Trail in Delray Beach
Free with Museum entrance fee
Note: All tickets are will-call and will be held at the theatre door for pick-up starting at noon.

April 6th
On Ekphrastic Poetry
Workshop & Lecture about Ludmila Pawlowska
Facilitator: Poet Stephen Gibson
1 pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
188 S. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach
$10 per person

May 4th
What is a Poem?
A Poetry Workshop Facilitated by Chloe Firetto-Toomey
1 pm

Old School Square Crest Theatre
Classroom #6 (Upstairs)
51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach
$10 per person

June 1st
This is Just to Say: What We Bring:
How Poets Use Their World
A Poetry Workshop Facilitated by William May
1 pm

Old School Square Crest Theatre
Classroom #6 (Upstairs)
51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach
$10 per person