kimberly-charles_web.jpgWEST PALM BEACH — The Palm Beach Association of Black Journalists (PBABJ) is sponsoring a poetry showcase to provide teen poets from the West Palm Beach and surrounding areas a chance to display their tremendous talent. The Drive-by Poetry Cafe strives to promote creative expression as a non-violent resolution to conflict. Featured guests include poets Jashua Sa-Ra, Yanatha Desouvre and Kimberly Charles.

This event is free and open to the public.  The purpose is to promote reading, writing, public speaking and other skills as creative alternatives to youth violence, while also serving as a portal for collecting much needed supplies for Haitians still suffering from the 2010 earthquake. Supplies such as rice, beans and oil will be collected at the door.

Guests may bring one or more items, or give a monetary offering if interested.  Donations will be given to Projé Timoun, a local organization aiding in the ongoing relief effort.


WHAT: Drive-by Poetry Café

WHEN: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,Saturday, August 6

WHERE: Harold’s Coffee Lounge, 514 Northwood Rd. West Palm Beach

Admission is free. Essential supply donations will be collected for earthquake victims in Haiti.

For more information call organizers Jashua Sa-Ra, 561- 667-2635 or Kyoto Walker, 561-389-2902 or via email

Photo: Kimberly Charles