Past Events
Saturday, December 1st, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Cara Nusinov will show PoJo Collage participants how to combine collage, poetry, and journaling to create mixed media art. Participants will design their own collage cover art, generate writing in their personal journals/notebooks, and draft poems inspired by their own words. Participants should bring the following supplies: a notebook/journal for writing, a favorite photograph of themselves (at any age), 8-10 small magazine images, scissors, glue (Elmer’s or a stick), and any other desired materials to incorporate into their collages.   Certified in art journaling, Cara Nusinov facilitates workshops of self-discovery and expressive thought to help her participants to connect, heal, … Read more >

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Love has been the motivation for writing poems from the earliest known poets to poets writing today.  There probably isn’t a poet who hasn’t written a love poem. Through close analysis workshop participants will examine the use of poetic techniques in selected poems and try their hand at writing a love poem. Bio: Sarah Brown Weitzman, a past National Endowment for the Arts Fellow in Poetry and Pushcart Prize nominee, is published in hundreds of journals and anthologies including The New Ohio Review, The North American Review, The Bellingham Review, Rattle, Mid-American Review, Poet Lore, Slant, and Miramar. She was … Read more >

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 - Sunday, February 17th, 2019

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival invites you to submit an original poem inspired by the TECH EFFECT Exhibition at Old School Square’s Cornell Art Museum! Five cash prizes and five honorable mentions will be selected by contest judge, Stephen Gibson. First Prize: $100.00; Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Prizes: 4 awards of $25.00 each; Five Honorable Mentions. Entries that win cash prizes and honorable mention will be published online and announced in press releases. The works in the Tech Effect explore the complex influences of technology on the human experience and the natural world. The show features artists whose work deals … Read more >

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us October 17th us for a round-robin poetry reading in the beautiful Green Cay Wetlands Nature Preserve. We will spend a lovely afternoon reading poetry informally around the circle in the Green Cay Club House Community Room. Please bring up to four poems (favorites, or your own) to share with the group. Non-poets are welcome to join us, we love and audience! *Please bring a light wrap or jacket as the room may be cold. **Please be prompt as we will start to read at 1:00 pm. Read more >

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

In this workshop, we will explore how place – and placelessness – impact a poem’s potency. Being grounded fully in a specific place allows for the poet to swim in unique images and evoke sensory details that breathe life into the poem. Attendees will discuss various grounded poems and move into the “in-between” that are less identifiable as real, specific, or singular places. How does the choice of setting and the establishment of a world’s rules serve the poetic purpose? Handouts will be provided with examples of poems that use place as a key tool in advancing the power of … Read more >

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 3:30pm - 7:00pm

The public is invited to participate in what could be the largest poetry reading in history. The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is hosting this annual open-mic event in partnership with 100 Thousand Poets for Change. This global happening will be taking place at the same time in over 1,000 venues in 120 countries. Poets will read and perform work to promote social, political, environmental sustainability, and change, simultaneously across the planet. Attendees are welcome to read their own work or favorite poems by other poets. Between poetry readings, special guest musicians will play songs for peace.  Attendees are welcome to play … Read more >

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Readings with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Chard deNiord and Tim Seibles, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm

The 2018 Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be presented in loving memory of Thomas Lux. A Tribute to Thomas Lux will celebrate the life and the work and the essential role Tom played in founding the festival and making it an ongoing vibrant literary event. In addition to Tom’s biographical history, his 14 collections of poems, his well-earned prizes, awards and accolades, his teaching and reading at every festival, his service as chair of the Poets Advisory Board, and his boundless and enduring friendship, our Founder has addressed Thomas Lux’s role of fatherhood of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival in … Read more >

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm

A Festival Favorite! All nine faculty poets share and discuss beloved poems that have been influential in their lives and in their writing. Panel will be moderated by poet/writer Julie Marie Wade. Read more >

Friday, January 19th, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Performances by Slam Champions Elizabeth Acevedo and Aja Monet, followed by book signing in the Festival Book Store, Ocean Breeze Room in the Crest Theatre Building. Read more >