Support the Festival

Support The Palm Beach Poetry Festival as we build a thriving poetry community!

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is a nonprofit 501 c(3) organization dedicated to fostering the writing, reading, performance, and appreciation of poetry through educational outreach programs that include an annual festival and other poetry events in Palm Beach County.  Our events feature America's finest poets and it is our goal to provide a nationally recognized learning opportunity for writers of poetry and a world-class, life-enriching series of cultural events.  We work hard to improve the festival, provide more instruction hours for writers and better events for our audiences, and to support community outreach programs working cooperatively with other non-profit organizations to reach as broad an audience as possible. 

This year we ask individuals to be part of a community of Friends of the Festival.  The festival needs your support to continue and grow.  Every donation helps the festival to provide the best that poets and poetry have to offer the community. 

Donations are fully tax-deductible and will be recognized in our program of events. Every donation, regardless of amount, is important, appreciated and acknowledged with gratitude. 

Other ways to support the festival include attending our Annual Festival Gala, advertising in our program of events; or as a corporate sponsor.

Giving to Support the Festival

Level of Support                            Amount
Friends                                      $25 and above

Bards                                       $100 and above
Champions                              $250 and above
Muses                                      $500 and above
Oracles                                  $1000 and above

Every supporter is a Friend of the Festival and will receive news of the festival periodically, our annual brochure in the mail, invitations to special events as they are scheduled, mention in the festival program and our gratitude. Friends also receive a 10% discount on festival merchandise such as t-shirts and cd recordings of readings.  Visit our donations page to make your donation on line.

The Festival Fundraising Gala

We invite you to join us to meet and greet our featured poets, workshop participants from all over the country, sponsors and supporters of the festival, staff, media representatives and community leaders.
All poets who are participants and faculty may attend the gala. You may enjoy cocktails, dinner and music, as your participation supports a growing community of poets and poetry lovers.  This is a one of a kind event and is followed by the Festival’s Evening Reading.

The Gala will take place Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Old School Square in the Vintage Gymnasium Building, 51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL, before the evening reading with National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner, poet Charles Wright

Individuals & Couples:
ndividuals:   $250                   
Couples:        $400

nner Circle  (Groups of 8 or 10)
Reserved Table of 8  $1,200
Reserved Table of 10 $1,500

Contact our Director, Susan Williamson, for more information about reserved tables of 8, or 10. Visit our donations page to reserve and make a donation. Specify Festival Gala in your donation comments.

Corporate Sponsorships
Donations from corporate citizens help us foster the writing, reading, performance and appreciation of poetry in South Florida.  Corporate donation offer opportunities for community and national exposure and recognize each sponsor’s commitment to the festival and our programs as they serve the wider community.  Contact Miles Coon, Festival Director to find out more about becoming a corporate sponsor:

Sponsors                 $5,000
Benefactors             $10,000
Underwriters            $15,000

Program Advertising
lack and White only
½ page:        $100
1 page:         $200
Inside Cover   $250

Contact Susan R. Williamson, Assistant Director, to advertise in the Sixth Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival Program.  (  Available pages are limited.  The deadline for submitting ads is January 8, 2015.

Visit our donations page to make a donation.