PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL to Host Four Poetic Events in March & April

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - March 10, 2020 - PRLog -- (Delray Beach, FL – March 10, 2020) Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, today invited local poets and poetry fans to four public events during March and April (National Poetry Month):

March 21 – 1 pm  (Saturday)

Celebrating Irish Poetry Limericks, and Blarney

Facilitated by Michael Mackin O'Mara

St. Pat's Pub

1600 East Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach (33441)



April 4 at 1 pm  (Saturday)

Howe to Notice

Facilitated by Camila Saavedra

Honoring the works of Marie Howe, this workshop will examine poetic techniques that magnify the simple (moments, objects, thoughts) to create a sense of universality in confessional poetry.

+ Facilitator Camila Saavedra is an MFA candidate at Florida International University. She enjoys all genres but is partial to poetry and creative nonfiction. She writes about trauma in its many forms. Her poem, The first time I realized I might not be alive, appears in This Thing We Call Poetry: An Anthology of Poems by Young Adults with Cancer.

Old School Square Crest Theatre

Classroom TBD

51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach (33444)


$10 per person

April 16 at 7 pm  (Thursday)

National Poetry Month Film Series at Lynn University

The Wife

Facilitated by Bonnie Bonincontri

+ Facilitator Bonnie Bonincontri is an Assistant Professor at Lynn University and editor of Quest, the university's arts journal.

Lynn University

Count and Countess de Hoernle International Center

Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall

3601 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton (33431)


April 18 at 1 pm  (Saturday)

Improv and Performance for Poets & Writers

Facilitated by Anthony Francis

In this workshop, participants will practice introductory group improvisational acting exercises and play fun games with props to increase creativity, inform their writing about persona and characters, boost self-confidence for public speaking, and improve their performance, No previous acting experience is required.

+ Facilitator Anthony Francis is CEO & Director of Improv U, Inc. and the annual Palm Beach Improv Festival.

Old School Square Crest Theatre

Classroom TBD

51 N. Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach (33444)


$15 per person

Available for Interview:

Blaise Allen, Ph.D., Director of Community Outreach

Palm Beach Poetry Festival

Media Contact:

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