Poets Of The Palm Beaches Announce February Schedule And Earth Day Poetry Contest

Are you an emerging poet? A prolific poet? The Poets of the Palm Beaches will host three events in February, which are all Open to the Public! Events take place in different parts of Palm Beach County and are FREE. Some Poetry Readings offer Cash prizes.  If you are curious, a beginner, intermediate or advanced poet, this is the organization to get involved with! Their mission is to support and encourage the creation of original poetry in Palm Beach County, FL. The Rickie Report shares the information here, including the Earth Day Poetry Contest (Open to non-members AND members)!






Poets of the Palm Beaches







We are asking you to submit your Earth Day poems for this special contest. The theme of the poem must be related to the Earth Day cause of love and concern for the planet and all its inhabitants. All forms of poetry are acceptable. Entries must be typed, and printed on one side of 8 ½ X 11 paper, single or double-spaced. No artwork or fancy fonts. Each poem must have a title. Only ONE poem per page, in normal 12-point font. On the top show your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Please submit all entries at the same time. There is a maximum of 3 poems per poet. Entry to the Earth Day Contest is free. This contest is open to residents of Palm Beach County only. You must maintain at least a part time residence in Palm Beach County to be eligible. It is open to members and nonmembers of Poets of the Palm Beaches. First Prize: $50, Second Prize: $25, Honorable Mentions. DEADLINE: Postmark: 03/28/16. Keep copies of your poems, as none will be returned. Judges unaffiliated with The Poets of the Palm Beaches will select the winners. Send entries to: PO Box 1434, Lake Worth FL 33460, or by email to: poetsofthepalmbeaches@gmail.com



February, 2016




2nd Wednesday Workshop

February 10, 2016

7:00 pm


Place: Panera’s Cafe — 771 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach 33409

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 12 copies of one poem

Contact: Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.



3rd Tuesday Workshop

February 16, 2016

7:00 pm


Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth 33460 Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North

Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.

Contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829.





3rd Sunday Reading

February 21, 2016

2:00 PM


Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth. Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North.

Time: 2:00 PM. (Doors open at 1:45 PM)

Contest with cash prizes.

Open to the public. Original work only.

Third Sunday Reading Rules:

(1) Original work only. (2) One poem per round. (3) No poem more than one 8 1/2 x 11 page, in normal 12-point font. (4) Prose Poems no more than 250 words in normal 12-point font. (5) No introductions please. State your name, the name of your poem, and the form of your poem. All present may enter the contest, which is judged by the featured reader. Submission of a poem automatically conveys permission to print it in this newsletter, on our website and on YouTube if it wins. All rights revert to the authors upon publication. After the first round will be the Special Contest. The same rules apply as just stated, except that it must be the designated FORM. All present who have a poem written in the form may enter the contest, even if they entered the first round contest. For the third round, the same rules apply, or up to 3 poems, if none is over 5 lines. There is no contest for the third round.

Suggested Donation: $2 for members and their guests, $3 for non-members. Free for high school students.

For details please contact John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829


February 21: Featured reader is Donna Westbrook
Form is: 3 Stanza Ae Freslighe
Prompt: I Must Be a Magnet since I attract _________ (fill in the blank)




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