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September 2019

Boca Library Presents “Autumn in New England” Exhibit

September 3 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Downtown Boca Raton Library, 101-199 NW 4th St
Boca Raton, FL 33432 United States
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Boca Raton Public Library Presents The Photography Exhibit, “Autumn In New England,” By Kerry B. Koen September 3–October 25, 2019, Downtown Library Boca Raton, FL – The Boca Raton Public Library presents a new photography exhibit, “Autumn in New England,” by Kerry B. Koen. Visitors to the Art in Public Places area of the Downtown Library will be able to view a variety of eye-catching photographs showcasing both rural and urban settings taken during the beautiful fall season in New England.…

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Palm Beach Poetry Festival | Sita Sings the Blues – Movie Screening

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Florida Atlantic University’s Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, (3rd Floor East)
Boca Raton, 33431 United States
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Guillermo Cancio-Bello September 26 – 7 pm (Thursday) Sita Sings the Blues Movie Screening The Jaffe Center for Book Arts Black Box Theater Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library – 3rd floor east 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 33431 $10 In collaboration with the Jaffee Center for Book Arts and their current exhibition,Building Stories: Alternative Storytelling, the Palm Beach Poetry Festival is screening the film, Sita Sings the Blues, an animated romantic comedy, and musical interpretation of the Hindu epic poem The…

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Palm Beach Poetry Festival | 100,000 Musicians, Artists, and Poets for Change

September 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
American Rocks Bar and Grill, 1600 East Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 United States
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FREE

Staci Kiner September 28 – 3:30 pm (Saturday) 100,000 Musicians, Artists, and Poets for Change American Rocks Bar and Grill 1600 East Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach FREE The public is invited to participate in what could be the largest poetry reading in history. The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is hosting this 10th annual open-mic event in partnership with 100 Thousand Poets for Change. This global happening will be taking place at the same time in over 1,000 venues in 120…

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October 2019

Palm Beach Poetry Festival | The Wonder of Poetry

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Old School Square Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444 United States
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$10

Guillermo Cancio-Bello October 5  – 1 pm  (Saturday) The Wonder of Poetry A Poetry Workshop Facilitated by Guillermo Cancio-Bello This workshop will focus on reading examples of poetry that convey a strong sense of wonder about the world. Through generative writing exercises, participants will use a tool box of poetic devices: images, syntax, tone, rhyming, repetition, form, etc. to find their own wondrous moments in their poems. This workshop aims to explore how we use poetry as a vehicle of…

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Palm Beach Poetry Festival | Bards of a Feather

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hagen Ranch Library (Meeting Room), 14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446 United States
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FREE

Julie Marie Wade October 17 – 1 pm  (Thursday) Bards of a Feather Open-Mic Round Robin Poetry Reading Participants should bring up to four poems, original or not, to share with the group. Non poets are welcome. Hagen Ranch Library Meeting Room 14350 Hagen Ranch Road in Delray Beach 561-894-7000 FREE

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November 2019

Palm Beach Poetry Festival | With Nothing to Regret, Nothing to Wish Reversed

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Old School Square Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444 United States
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$10

Staci Kiner November 2 – 1 pm  (Saturday) With Nothing to Regret, Nothing to Wish Reversed A Poetry Workshop Facilitated by Staci Kiner With Nothing to Regret, Nothing to Wish Reversed, as Walt Whitman beseeched, it is time to pay homage to lights that still shine—from John Donne to Elizabeth Bishop, James Wright to Anne Sexton, the 17th Century through the 20th; let's leave Auden's The Age of Anxiety at the door—and sing the body electric. Old School Square Crest…

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Palm Beach Poetry Festival | Improvisational Acting for Poets & Writers

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Old School Square Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444 United States
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$15

November 9 – 1 pm  (Saturday) Improvisational Acting for Poets & Writers A Workshop with Anthony Francis In this workshop, participants will practice introductory group improvisational acting exercises and play fun games to increase creativity, boost self-confidence for public speaking, reading, and performance. No previous acting experience necessary. Guaranteed fun with a lot of laughs. + Facilitator Anthony Francis is CEO and Director of Improv U. Inc. and The Annual Improv Festival (held September 5-8 at Old School Square. Old…

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December 2019

Palm Beach Poetry Festival | Playing the Shell Game: Hermit Crab Poetry

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Old School Square Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444 United States
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$10

Julie Marie Wade December 7  – 1 pm  (Saturday) Playing the Shell Game: Hermit Crab Poetry A Poetry Workshop Facilitated by Julie Marie Wade There's a long tradition of poets (and prose writers too) borrowing forms from other disciplines as containers for their content. In the late 1990s, Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola coined the term "hermit crab writing," assigning a memorable metaphor to adopted-forms literature. Just as the hermit crab survives by occupying abandoned shells it finds on the beach, writers can…

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Palm Beach Poetry Festival | Bards of a Feather

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hagen Ranch Library (Meeting Room), 14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446 United States
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FREE

December 12 – 1 pm  (Thursday) Bards of a Feather Open-Mic Round Robin Poetry Reading Participants should bring up to four poems, original or not, to share with the group. Nonpoets are welcome. Hagen Ranch Library Meeting Room 14350 Hagen Ranch Road in Delray Beach 561-894-7000 FREE

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January 2020

Palm Beach Poetry Festival | 12th Annual Haiku U

January 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Morikami Gardens and Museum Theatre, 4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, FL 33446 United States
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FREE to attend, but participants will have to pay admission to the Morikami Museum and Gardens

January 9, 2020 – 11 am (Thursday) 12th Annual Haiku U A Poetry Workshop Facilitated by Yaddyra Peralta In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of the Japanese literary form of senryu, the lighthearted cousin of haiku. Consisting of three lines of approximately 17 syllables, the senryu focuses on humans and human emotions, the good and the bad, from a humorous perspective. Following the workshop, in which participants will learn about the history of the senryu and haiku, they…

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