The Palm Beach Poetry Festival isn’t until January, but there are plenty of workshops, readings, craft talks and performances leading up to it, starting with what is being billed as the largest poetry reading in history on Saturday, Sept. 26, in Coconut Creek.
“It’s our kickoff event,” says Blaise Allen, the director of community outreach for the festival. “It’s a global event. It’s happening on the same day all around the world, 115 countries. These are people who have no voice. It’s a form of literary activism. It’s a free event, and it’s open to everyone.”