PB POETRY FESTIVAL to Host Lyric & Songwriting Workshop/Playshop in Delray Beach - March 9

PB POETRY FESTIVAL to Host Lyric & Songwriting Workshop/Playshop in Delray Beach - March 9
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To Host Lyric & Songwriting Playshop
Delray Beach Center for the Arts – March 9

The award-winning Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be hosting a Lyric & Songwriting Workshop on Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m.  The fun and informative workshop will be held at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at 51 N. Swinton Avenue.
It will be more of a “Playshop” than a workshop as Steve Minotti presents a panel of popular, local songwriters who will play guitar, sing, and discuss their individual creative processes. In addition, Playshop participants will write a group song and get started on writing their own lyrics.

About Steve Minotti:
A long time resident of Deerfield Beach, Steve started performing at the age of 17. He has played coffee houses, clubs, festivals and concert venues all over Florida, as well as at such venues as Kenny’s Castaways in New York City and Douglas Corner Café in Nashville. Not only did Minotti play “Neil Diamond” in the re-creation of “The Last Waltz” at the Crest Theater in Delray Beach, he has been a regular at the legendary Elwood’s Dixie BBQ for nine years. In addition, he has performed at numerous local benefits and served as Entertainment Chair for the American Cancer Society “Relay For Life” Lighthouse Point/Deerfield Beach Chapter for three years in a row.

There will be a $10 fee collected at the workshop. Participants should bring a beverage and sweater or wrap. The musicians on the panel will have CDs available for purchase at the event.

About the Palm Beach Poetry Festival 2014:  
The 10th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival will be held January 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, workshop participants will read at several late-night open mics, free to the public. Tickets will go on sale to the public later this year through the festival website and at the Crest Theatre Box Office at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.  

The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is generously 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 Board of Commissioners of Palm Beach County; The Palm Beach Post; WPBI-FM Classical South Florida; and Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach’s independent bookseller.

Last year, the Palm Beach Poetry Festival received the prestigious Muse Award for Outstanding Arts & Cultural Organization (budget under $500,000) from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. In 2010, the Festival received an Arts Challenge Grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

For more information about the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, please visit www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.

Dr. Blaise Allen

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