P.B. Poetry Festival Will Host Three Events In September

Miles Coon, founder and director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival (PBPF), recently announced that the upcoming 10th annual festival will host three special events during September, and the public is invited to participate in all of them.

“The Bards of a Feather Poetry Reading” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the Green Cay Wetlands Preserve in Boynton Beach, located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road (on the east side of the street, between Boynton Beach Blvd. and Atlantic Avenue). Bards of a Feather is one of South Florida’s leading poetry reading groups.

A poetry workshop on exquisite writing will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. This informative workshop will be held at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. A $10 fee will be collected at the workshop.

The third 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 inclusive and decentralized. Local attendees are welcome to read their own works 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. This event starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Bottega Wine Bar at the Promenade, 4455 Lyons Road in Coconut Creek.

To RSVP for any of these three poetic events, contact Blaise Allen, PBPF’s director of community outreach, at DrBlaiseAllen@aol.com. For more information, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.

The 10th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held Jan. 20-25, 2014 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The festival will once again feature about a dozen top poets at numerous ticketed public events, including readings, talks and a lively panel discussion. In addition, participants in the festival’s eight poetry workshops will read at several open mics, free to the public. Tickets will go on sale to the public later this year.

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is sponsored by Morgan Stanley, the Windler Group of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta Office; the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners; The Palm Beach Post; WLRN 91.3-FM; and Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach’s independent bookseller.

For more information, visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.