Past Events
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Ellen Bass: Sound and Sense: Bringing Music Into Your Poems Stephen Gibson: How Ekphrasis Works—or Doesn’t 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 10th, 2019 11:00am - Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Participants will learn the basics of the Japanese literary form of haiku and haibun, which is a combination of prose and haiku. Participants will look at a brief history of the haibun and examine various examples, with a focus on the work of haiku master Kobyahsi Issa. Workshop participants will learn about the history of the forms, examine various examples, past and present, and then head to Morikami’s beautiful gardens to generate their own haiku and haibun. Participants need to bring a pen and writing pad, snippets of prose, dreams, found poems, journal entries, observations, memories, or a few lines from their own … Read more >

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm

In this workshop, participants will learn about haiku building and the Japanese literary form of zuihitsu. Often translated as “miscellaneous essay,” zuihitsu often consists of loosely connected pieces of prose and fragmented ideas of varied lengths that typically respond to the author’s surroundings. Join poet Yaddyra in this hands-on workshop and learn to write your own original haiku and zuihitsu using Morikami’s own Japanese garden as your inspiration.   Yaddyra Peralta’s work has appeared in Miami Rail, Ploughshares, Tigertail, Abe’s Penny, Hinchas de Poesia, Eight Miami Poets (Jai Alai Books) and The Miami Herald. She has taught writing at Miami Dade College, Homestead Correctional Institution, and for O,Miami’s Sunroom project. Yaddyra is … Read more >

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 10:30am - 12:30pm

Spread the joy of poetry and music at this special holiday event, where attendees will share their favorite holiday poems and songs of the season. All ages welcome. Read more >

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Participants should bring up to four poems, original or not, to share with the group. Non-poets are welcome to attend. Read more >

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 >