Sunday, March 1, 2015

MARCH is Here!

Tues, March 2, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS in the St. George Public Library. TBA Click  Critiques-bring 8-12 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people always welcome.

Tues, March 16, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library,  critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

Thurs, March 19, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will NOT meet instead Chaparral Youth poetry winners will be announced at Social Hall at 7pm as part of Redrock Writers annual seminar. All welcome.

SPRING POETRY WORKSHOPS
and CONTEST DEADLINES

Fri, March 20, 2015 POETRY IN THE PARK at Zion Park 9am-4 pm

Fri-Sat March 20-21, 2015 REDROCK WRITERS SEMINAR at SOCIAL HALL in St. George. Details at http://redrockwriters.org

April 24-25, 2015 UTSPS Conference in Midway, Utah at the Homestead cost $100 for conference and meals, lodging extra. http://utahpoets.com

June 24-25, 2014 NFSPS Natl. Fed. State Poetry Society conference in SLC this year. CONTEST ENTRIES DUE MAR 15, 2014. See details http://www.nfsps.com/poetry_contests.htm

Sunday, February 1, 2015

FEBRUARY-can spring be far off?

Tues, Feb 2, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS in the St. George Public Library. Lesson by Marie Tollstrup on a new poetry form also reports on our workshop last month with Darren Edwards. Click here for photos. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people always welcome.

Tues, Feb 16, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library,  critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.


Thurs, Feb 19, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown's for critiques,  email <nadbmarb@gmail.com> for info, including location.  All welcome.

DEADLINES


Feb 16th-Mesquite Art-Poetry Salon click on http://www.mesquitefineartscenter.com/exhibitions#!__exhibitions for details then click on Artists and Poets for submission form, etc.

DON'T MISS OUR SPRING-MARCH POETRY ACTIVITIES

Fri, March 20, 2015 POETRY IN THE PARK at Zion Park 9am-4 pm

Fri-Sat March 20-21, 2015 REDROCK WRITERS SEMINAR at SOCIAL HALL in St. George. Details at http://redrockwriters.org

April 24-25, 2015 UTSPS Conference in Midway, Utah at the Homestead cost $100 for conference and meals, lodging extra. http://utahpoets.com

June 24-25, 2014 NFSPS Natl. Fed. State Poetry Society conference in SLC this year. CONTEST ENTRIES DUE MAR 15, 2014. See details http://www.nfsps.com/poetry_contests.htm


Monday, December 29, 2014

JANUARY 2015



Article on Dixie Poets in Spectrum on Jan 17th.

Tues, Jan 6, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS in the St. George Public Library. Lesson by Alma Richie on Writing with PASSION. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people always welcome.

Thurs, Jan 15, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown's for critiques,  email <nadbmarb@gmail.com> for info, including location.  All welcome.

Tues, Jan 20, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library,  critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome. 

Sat, Jan 24th 10:30 am-12:30 pm UTSPS POETRY WORKSHOP at the St. George Library downstairs conference room.
Come to Dixie and enjoy a fascinating workshop entitled "PERFORMANCE POETRY or PUTTING LIFE INTO YOUR POEMS" by Darren Edwards. Mr. Edwards has taught English composition, literature and creative writing at USU and DSU, is a published poet, and co-founded "Storm the Mic," a weekly open-mic for creative writing in St. George. His essays and poetry have appeared in a number of journals, and he’s been featured on Utah Public Radios literary program Synecdoche

Bring one of your original poems to receive suggestions on how to edit it for better performance. Then have the opportunity to read it and receive help on strengthening your presentation. Poetry needs to be read aloud to be truly appreciated. Not all poets are performers but everyone can gain insights from this fun workshop in how to read their poetry better. Lunch (buy your own) at a local restaurant George's Corner after the workshop is optional. 

CONTEST DEADLINES Coming Soon!

Jan 10th-Chaparral Poetry Contest
Feb 1st-UTSPS Annual Poetry Contest
Feb 16th-Mesquite Art-Poetry Salon click on http://www.mesquitefineartscenter.com/exhibitions#!__exhibitions for details then click on Artists and Poets for submission form, etc.

DON'T MISS OUR SPRING POETRY ACTIVITIES

Fri, March 20, 2015 POETRY IN THE PARK at Zion Park 9am-4 pm
Details at http://www.poetry-in-the-park.com

Fri-Sat March 20-21, 2015 REDROCK WRITERS SEMINAR at SOCIAL HALL in St. George. Details at http://redrockwriters.org


Monday, December 1, 2014

DECEMBER came FAST


Tues, Dec 2, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS Christmas party-sorry if you missed it. We had fun.
All of our yummy potluck dishes and talented poets gathers to celebrate. 
Our Dixie Poets president Alma Richie entertains us with magic tricks!

Tues, Dec 16, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library:  critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

Thurs, Dec 18, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown's for critiques, for more info email including location 
<nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.

CONTEST DEADLINES

Jan 10, 2015-Chaparral Poetry contest sponsored by Redrock Writers. Great prizes. See details at http://redrockwriters.org

Sometime in the next few months...usually near Christmas time or afterwards: Mesquite Poetry-Art contest, Southern Quill-DSC magazine, 
UTSPS Spring Festival. Gather your unpublished poems to enter.


Jan 20, 2015 SOUTHERN QUILL magazine for Dixie State-submit up to 5 poems, no fees.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

NOVEMBER is HERE!

Tues, Nov 4, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS in the St. George Public Library. Lesson by TBA. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people always welcome.

Tues, Nov 18, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library hopefully,  critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

Thurs, Nov 20, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown's for critiques, for more info email including location 
<nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.

CONTEST DEADLINES

Jan 10, 2015-Chaparral Poetry contest sponsored by Redrock Writers. Great prizes. See details at http://redrockwriters.org

Sometime in the next few months...usually near Christmas time or afterwards: Mesquite Poetry-Art contest, Southern Quill-DSC magazine, 
UTSPS Spring Festival. Gather your unpublished poems to enter.

NEWS of BOOK FESTIVAL and Joyce Kohler-UTSPS Poet of the Year's visit and Youth Poetry Contest 2014. Thanks to all those Dixie and Redrock Poets who helped judge and supported our contest with prize money, etc. We had 420 students participate form 15 schools.






Wednesday, October 1, 2014

OCTOBER is here, believe it or not!

2014Tues, Oct 7, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS in the Santa Clara Public Library. Lesson by Christine Provstgaard. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people always welcome.

Tues, Oct 21, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library hopefully,  critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

Thurs, Oct 23, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown's for critiques, for more info email including location 
<nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.


Mon-Fri, Oct 20-25 ST GEORGE BOOK FESTIVAL mostly free at different locations. See http://ww.stgeorgebookfestival.org/ 


      Mon, Oct 20-Author Palooza at Barnes & Noble bookstore 7-8 pm
featuring Dean Hughes and other notes local authors.

      Fri, Oct 24-Writer's Journey-One-day Writing Workshop at DSU 
9am-5pm, free, box lunch available for $15 at Holland Bldg-4th floor.

      Fri, Oct 24 Book & Author Dinner Donation-$40 adults with benefits to WCSD Foundation and St. George Children's Museum at the museum 
4thfloor at 6 pm. UTSPS Poet of the Year Joyce Kohler will be there.

      Sat, Oct 25, AUTHOR EXPO-books for sale, 10am-Youth Poetry Contest program winners will read at 10 am and Joyce Kohler will read from her winning book and discuss it at 11 am Dancing with Your Inner Poet. Come support this worthwhile activity. 
JOYCE WEBB KOHLER

St. George Book Festival will feature 2014 UTSPS-UTAH POET of the YEAR Joyce Webb Kohler from Midway, Utah  to present prizes for the Youth Poetry Contest  at 10 am and then talk to our local poets on the topic of "Dancing with Your Inner Poet." Free to the public on Sat Oct 25th at the Children's Museum upstairs ballroom-elevator available at back of building on the corner of 1st South and Tabernacle.



CONTESTS


Oct 10-Jan 10, 2015-Deadline for entering the Chaparral Poetry contestsponsored by Redrock Writers. See details at http://redrockwriters.org



WINNERS of LUW Sept Conference POETRY CONTESTS

Prose Poem 
            1st Place, Vintage School Days, Betty Vickers
            2nd Place, Just So, Marilyn Richardson
            3rd Place, Looking Forward, Betty Vickers
            HM, Twin Outrage, Betty Vickers
Narrative Poem
            HM, Roads Taken, Marie Tollstrup
            HM, Lament, Marilyn Ball
            HM, The Staff Meeting, Betty Vickers
Love/Loss Poem        
            2nd Place, Embers, Marie Tollstrup
            3rd Place, Spring Disaster, Marilyn Richardson, tie
            3rd Place, Tatters, Betty Vickers, tie
            HM, Ode to My Beloved, Marie Tollstrup
Light Verse
            3rd place, Raccoon Shuffle, Marie Tollstrup
2014 WINNERS OF UDAM-Utah Division of Arts and Museums Creative Writing Competition

Book of Poems-1st place Eve's Child by Markay Brown
Poetry-2nd place Bottle Cherries-Candy Fowler
Juvenile Book-Honorable Mention-The Sun is on Fire! by Shane Williams

Thursday, August 28, 2014

SEPTEMBER already...


Tues, Sep 2, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the Santa Clara Library-take Sunset Blvd west to 1099 North Lava Flow Drive by the Aquatic Center. Library sits on top of a small hill on NW corner of that intersection-SG Library had flood damage. Lesson by Karma Wasden. Then critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

CHANGED to WED, Sep 17, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS changed to the Santa Clara Library conference room. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people always welcome. 

Thurs, Sep 18, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown's for critiques, for more info email <nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.

COMING UP

Oct 10-Jan 10-Deadline for entering the Chaparral Poetry contest sponsored by Redrock Writers. See details at http://redrockwriters.org

Oct 20-25 St. George Book Festival, have a book to sell or want to help? See details-there will be http://www.stgeorgebookfestival.org/

YOUTH POETRY CONTEST sponsored by DIXIE POETS


JOYCE WEBB KOHLER

St. George Book Festival will feature 2014 UTSPS-UTAH POET of the YEAR Joyce Webb Kohler from Midway, Utah  to present prizes for the Youth Poetry Contest  at 10 am and then talk to our local poets on the topic of "Dancing with Your Inner Poet." Free to the public on Sat Oct 25th at the Children's Museum upstairs ballroom-elevator available at back of building on the corner of 1st South and Tabernacle.