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 especially in April, National Poetry Month. Stay tuned as we prepare to announce news of the 14th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, January 15-20, 2018 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.)

April 2017 (National Poetry Month)

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 12:30 pm  
2nd Annual Throw Down the Mic FAU/FIU MFA Poetry Reading, Old School Square, Delray Beach

Sunday, April 2 & Tuesday, April 4, 2017
A Late Style of Firescreenings in Palm Beach and Miami

Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 7:00 pm  
National Poetry Month Film Series at Lynn University: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lynn University, Boca Raton

Thursday, April 27, 2017 – 7:00 pm
National Poetry Month Film Series at Lynn University: Bright Star, Lynn University, Boca Raton

May/June Events

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – 12:30pm 
From Plate to Page: Spice up Your Poetry with Holly Jaffe, Old School Square, Delray Beach

Thursday, June 1, 2017 – 10:30am 
Sunrise Assisted Living Facility’s Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, Sunrise Assisted Living Facility, Boca Raton

Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 12:30pm 
Invite the Unexpected with Michael Macklin O’Mara, Old School Square, Delray Beach

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – 12:30pm 
Bards of a Feather Poetry Reading, Green Cay Nature Preserve, Boynton Beach