Past Events
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival, in collaboration with the Astronomical Society of the Palm Beaches would like to invite you to an over the moon poetry reading! While observing the moon and stars, we will be reading poetry round robin. You are invited to bring up to three single-page poems on the subject of the sky, solar system: planets, moon and stars. The poems can be your own work, or your favorites of others and relating to the night sky. While one poet is reading, other poets can view the night sky through the telescopes provided by the Astronomical Society in the … Read more >

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm

Join us to share the love of poetry at our Valentine’s Day Reading at Sunrise Assisted Living Facility. Our poetry troupe will take to the mic to read poems of love and sing some romantic songs of yesteryear for the residents. Please bring 5 (single page) poems, your own or your favorites. Feel free to sing some golden oldie love songs. This group responds to the lyrics and poetry of music! This event will be held in the Brighton Gardens building farthest to the right of the Main Entrance. To RSVP, contact Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, at Read more >

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 9:00pm - 11:59pm

Marc Kelly Smith (Slampapi) & Dominique Christina The 12th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s finale is the Sizzling Spoken Word Poetry Performances presented with JAMnasium at the Old School Square Field House and features poets Marc Kelly Smith, founder of the poetry slam “Slampapi” and Dominique Christina, National Poetry Slam Champion. Christina is a five-time poetry slam winner and Smith is the creator and founder of the International Poetry Slam movement. Drinks, Food, Music, and Sizzling Spoken Word will be served.   Read more >

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Carol Frost & Tom Sleigh Evening Readings are in the Crest Theatre, followed by book signings in the bookstore, Ocean Breeze Room, courtesy of Murder on the Beach. Read more >

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Faculty Poets share and discuss beloved poems that have been influential in their lives and in their writing. A favorite event!       Read more >

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm

A reading by our Conference Faculty in the Ocean Breeze Room, Bookstore after the book signings. Read more >

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Carl Dennis & Mary Szybist Read more >

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Friday, January 22nd, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm

THE IMPERATIVE IN “THE EMPEROR OF ICE CREAM,” A Talk on Craft with Carol Frost TWO SONNETS BY BILL KNOTT, A Talk on Craft with Thomas Lux Each poet will give a 1/2 hour talk on an element of poetic craft. Readers of poetry will walk away with a greater appreciation of what goes into the making of a poem; writers will leave with tools to improve their craft. Event will take place in the Crest Theatre followed by a Q & A. Read more >

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm