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 16th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 20-25, 2020 in Delray Beach, Florida. Join us for free events and/or purchase tickets to the festival events.

For questions or to RSVP, contact Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, at, 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.)


January 9th
Annual Haiku U. Featuring Senryu
A Poetry Workshop Facilitated by Yaddyra Peralta
11:00 AM
Morikami Museum and Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Free with Museum entrance fee 


February 4th
Stargazing: Out of This World Astronomy and Poetry Reading
A Event Facilitated by Dr. Stephen M. Schiff
6:30 PM

Hagen Ranch Road Library
14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Open to the public and free of charge

February 12th
Senior Living Poetry Project: Be a Valentine!
Hosted by Dr. Blaise Allen 
10:30 AM

Sunrise Senior Living
Stratford Court, Brighton Gardens
6343 Via De Sonrisa Del Sur
Boca Raton, FL 33428

February 18th
Bards of a Feather
Round Robin Poetry Reading
1:00 PM

Hagen Ranch Library Large Meeting Room
14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446
Open to the public and free of charge