UPCOMING EVENTS

In addition to the annual Festival in January, Palm Beach Poetry Festival partners with other non-profit organizations and schools to bring poetry into the lives of Palm Beach County residents year-round.

UPCOMING EVENTS - Fall 2014 - Winter 2015

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Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Generative Poetry Workshop with Julie Marie-Wade, MFA

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Delray Beach Center for the Arts
51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444

***Event: Fourth Annual Global 100k Poets for Change Reading - The fourth annual 100,000 Poets for Global Change will feature poets reading and performing works that promote social, political, environmental sustainability and change simultaneously across the planet – an event that will be completely inclusive and decentralized. Local attendees are welcome to read their own work or favorite poems by other poets. Participants should limit their poem to one page. Following the poetry reading, special guest acoustic musicians will play songs for peace.
Date: (day/month/date, year): Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Bottega Wine Bar at The Promenade, 4455 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073
Telephone: 954-969-1744

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Event: Bards of a Feather - Share poetry "round robin" style in the large indoor community room. Bring 4-5 poems to share with a nature theme (human nature is fine too!). You are welcome to read your own poems, or the poetry of your favorite poets. Feel free to bring friends for the audience! There is no charge for this event. Bring a light wrap or jacket as the room can get cool.
Date: (day/month/date, year): Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Green Cay Wetlands Community Room, Green Cay Preserve Nature Center - 12800 Hagan Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Telephone: 561-966-7000

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Event: Delray Center for the Arts (DCA) Generative Poetry Workshop with Vera Hirshorn, M.Ed. Collage Poems
Date: (day/month/date, year): Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Telephone: 561-243-7922

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Event: Delray Center for the Arts (DCA) Generative Poetry Workshop with Susannah Simpson, Ph.D.
Date: (day/month/date, year): Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Telephone: 561-243-7922

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Event: Delray Center for the Arts (DCA) Generative Poetry Workshop with Kate Ann Heidelbach, MFA
Date: (day/month/date, year): Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Telephone: 561-243-7922

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Event: Alzheimer's Poetry Project
Date: (day/month/date, year): Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Sunrise Assisted Living, West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33428
Telephone: 561-852-8814

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Event: Ninth Annual Haiku Workshop, with Yaddyra Peralta - In this workshop, you will review the basics of classical Japanese haiku, as well as several modern variations. The class will then use the incredible natural resource of Morikami itself to generate new haiku of your own as you stroll the beautiful gardens, and finally, you will have the opportunity to share your work with the group.
YADDYRA PERALTA is a poet and writer. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Jai-alai, Abe's Penny, Tigertail, Hinchas de Poesia, the Miami Poetry Collective's Cent Journal series, and Lies and Truth the poetry supplement to the Tabloid series accompanying Miami Art Museum's New Work Miami exhibition. In 2011, the Miami New Timesfeatured her in their "100 Creatives" list.  She received her MFA in creative writing from Florida International University.

Admission to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is required for entrance to this workshop. Please bring a pad, pen, refreshment, and jacket, or throw, as the room can be quite chilly! Bring a camera and stroll the grounds all day! Many of us stay for lunch at the Cornell Cafe after if you wish to join us, you are more then welcome!

Date:
 (day/month/date, year): Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Time: Children's Pilot Program - Haiku University, 10:30 am - 11:00 am; Adult Haibun Program, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm and Group Reading, 12:30 pm
Location: Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens - 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
Telephone: 561-495-0233
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Event: Bards of a Feather - Share poetry "round robin" style in the large indoor community room. Bring 4-5 poems to share with a nature theme (human nature is fine too!). You are welcome to read your own poems, or the poetry of your favorite poets. Feel free to bring friends for the audience! There is no charge for this event. Bring a light wrap or jacket as the room can get cool.
Date: (day/month/date, year): Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Green Cay Wetlands Community Room, Green Cay Preserve Nature Center - 12800 Hagan Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Telephone: 561-966-7000

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Event: High School Performance Poetry Project
Date: (day/month/date, year): Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
Time: 10:00 am (Spanish River High School); 1 pm (Wellington High School)
Location: Different prospective high schools
Telephone: Dr. Blaise Allen (see below)

To RSVP for any of these poetic events, please contact Dr. Blaise Allen, the Poetry Festival’s Director of Community Outreach, at DrBlaiseAllen@aol.com.


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Bards of A Feather
- open readings
Green Cay Preserve Nature Center
12800 Hagan Ranch Road, Boyton Beach, FL 33437

Visit Green Cay Wetland Preserves to share poetry "round robin" style in the large indoor community room. We ask you to bring 4-5 poems to share with a nature theme (human nature is fine too!). You are welcome to read your own poems, or the poetry of your favorite poets. Feel free to bring friends for the audience! We hope to see you there.


There is no charge for this event.
Please bring a light wrap or jacket as the room can get cool.