Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring into APRIL-National POETRY MONTH

Tues, Apr 15, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library downstairs. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people welcome.Tues April 1, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library downstairs. Lesson by Gary Christian on "Prose poetry" and critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people welcome.

Fri, April 4, 7 pm Poetry and Music at the St. George Tabernacle-free to all.

Tue, April 8 5:30-7 pm HERITAGE WRITER'S GUILD and BLUE RAVEN ART STUDIO in Kayenta's Coyote Gulch present POETRY to ART Reception. Free program, and refreshments served. All Welcome 

Thurs, April 10, 7-8 pm SECOND THURSDAY POETRY READINGS at Barnes and Noble, bring poetry to share. Public invited. 


Thurs, April 17, 7 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown's for critiques, for more info email <nadbmarb@gmail.com>

Fri, Sat- April 25-26, 2014 UTSPS Conference in SLC details coming later, register by Apr 1 for discount. More info http://www.utahpoets.com/events/2014/UTSPS_FestivalRegistration2014.pdf.pdf

PHOTOS of POETRY IN THE PARK http://lettersfromlin.blogspot.com/2014/03/poetry-in-park-2014.html and MESQUITE FINE ARTS RECEPTION http://lettersfromlin.blogspot.com/2014/03/mesquite-art-salon-reception.html

DON'T MISS...

June 1, 2014 DEADLINE for UTAH SINGS 9th publication of UTSPS, submit two poems-details.
http://www.utahpoets.com/publications/publications.html

June 15, 2014 DEADLINE for LEAGUE OF UTAH WRITERS Sept 12-13 CONFERENCE for details see http://www.luwriters.org/pdf/writing-contest-categories2014.pdf. Also more on categories-see p. 5-LUW's Quill.

June 25-29, 2014 NFSPS National Federation State Poetry Society conference in SLC this year. DEADLINE to Register is MAY 20th, details see http://www.nfsps.com/Strophes2014Apr.pdf

Friday, February 28, 2014

MARCH ACTIVITIES

Wow this month is loaded with POETRY EVENTS

Tues March 4, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library downstairs. Lesson by Karma Wasden and critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people welcome.

Thurs, Mar 13 7-8 pm SECOND THURSDAY POETRY READINGS at Barnes and Noble, bring some poetry to share. Public invited. CANCELLED

Mar 13, 2014 3-5 pm (Nevada time) Reception with food for poets and artists at Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery on 
15 W. Mesquite Blvd in Mesquite, Nevada.

Thurs, Mar 13, 7 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group that meets at Markay Brown's for critiques will be held on the 2nd Th instead of the 3rd Th because of REDROCK WRITERS SEMINAR meetings:

Tues, Mar 18, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library downstairs. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people welcome.


Th. Mar 20 7-8 pm CHAPARRAL YOUTH CONTEST winners will read this poems at the Opera House in St. George followed by OPEN POETRY READINGS 8-9 pm.

Fri, Mar 21st 9-4pm POETRY IN THE PARK at Zion Park-details below on Feb. entry. Carpool available

Fri Mar 21th- 7-8 pm SPEAKERS from REDROCK SEMINAR will speak briefly introducing their topics for Saturday's seminar. Free to public. 8-9 pm CHAPPAREL ADULT CONTEST winners will be announced and poetry read.

Sat, Mar 22nd REDROCK SEMINAR 9 am to 4 pm see details on http://redrockwriters.org

Fri, Sat- April 25-26, 2014 UTSPS Conference in SLC details coming later, register by Apr 1 for discount. More info http://www.utahpoets.com/events/2014/UTSPS_FestivalRegistration2014.pdf.pdf

June 25-29, 2014 NFSPS Natl. Fed. State Poetry Society conference in SLC this year. DEADLINE to Register is MAY 20th, details see http://www.nfsps.com/Strophes2014Apr.pdf

DEADLINES COMING SOON


Mar 1-original poetry for artists to use, April 1st-poetry written for art, April 8-RECEPTION, see details in flyer.



















Sat, MAR 15, 2014-DEADLINE for NFSPS conference in SLC this year on June 25-29. See details http://www.nfsps.com/poetry_contests.htm


June 1, 2014 DEADLINE for UTAH SINGS 9th publication of UTSPS, submit two poems-details.
http://www.utahpoets.com/publications/publications.html

June 15, 2014 DEADLINE for LEAGUE OF UTAH WRITERS Sept 12-13 CONFERENCE for details see http://www.luwriters.org/pdf/writing-contest-categories2014.pdf. Also more on categories-see p. 5-LUW's Quill.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

FEBRUARY is HERE!

Wed, Feb 19, 3:15-6 pm ENGLISH QUEST poetry and prose judges needed for Pine View HS-contact Gary Christian for more info.
Lots going on this month....plus coming soon POETRY IN THE PARK Mar 21, 2014 and REDROCK WRITERS SEMINAR Mar 22, 2014-see http://redrockwriters.org for more info.


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

Thurs, Feb 13 7-8 pm SECOND THURSDAY POETRY READINGS at Barnes and Noble, bring some valentine-love poetry or whatever. Public invited.


Tues, Feb 18, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library downstairs. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people welcome.

Thurs, Feb 20, 7 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group meets at Markay Brown's for critiques.

COMING SOON

















Mar 13, 2014 4-6 pm Reception for poets and artists at Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery

April 25-26, 2014 UTSPS Conference in SLC details coming later http://utahpoets.com

June 25-29, 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, January 6, 2014

A NEW YEAR 2014

POETRY ACTIVITIES LOCALLY...COMING SOON:

Tues, Jan 6, 2014 Dixie Poets bi-monthly (1st and 3rd Tues) meeting 2-4 pm at St. George Library-short lesson & critiques

Thurs, Jan 8, 2014 Redrock Writers Second Thursday 7 PM open poetry readings at Barnes & Noble bookstore

Thurs, Jan 15, 2014 Redrock Writers third Thursday critique group 7 pm. Details here.

Tues, Jan 20, 2014 Dixie Poets bi-monthly meeting 2-4 pm at SG Library-critiques

See other dates and deadlines for contest in previous posts...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

POETRY DEADLINES


Entries CONTEST DEADLINES

1. Jan 10, 2014 for Mesquite Art and Poetry contest-contact lin at sunrivertoday dot com for forms

2. Jan 10, 2014 Redrock Writers Chaparral poetry contest-(rules from last year) http://redrockwriters.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/2013rules.pdf

3. Jan 20, 2014 DSU Southern Quill-writing and poetry deadlines http://www.thesouthernquill.com/

4. Dec 31, 2014 Segullah-LDS women writing and poetry submission  http://segullah.org/submissions/

5. Feb 1, 2014 Utah State Poetry Contest-members need to have dues paid by Jan 1, 2014, non members can submit http://www.utahpoets.com/contests/2014/UTSPSrules2014.pdf


Don't FORGET these special events coming in SPRING

1. March 21, 2014 Poetry in the Park at ZION PARK with John Rezmerski from Minnesota see http://poetry-in-the-park.com


2. March 22, 2014 Redrock Writers Creative Writing Seminar  details http://redrockwriters.org

3. April 25-26, 2014 UTSPS Conference in SLC details coming later http://utahpoets.com

4. June 25-29, 2014 NFSPS Natl. Fed. State Poetry Society in SLC this year http://www.nfsps.com/Strophes2013October.pdf

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November-December Calendar 2013


UTSPS POETRY ACTIVITIES in St. George UTAH

DIXIE POETS a chapter of UTSPS-Utah State Poetry Society will continue meeting the 1st and 3rd Thurs. 2-4 pm at the St. George library in the basement. Dues are $25/year payable to UTSPS. Local chapter dues are $5/year. More info on our website http://dixiepoets.blogspot.com.

REDROCK WRITERS-a new UTSPS chapter meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm. Check out http://redrockwriters.org  for more info. President is Markay Brown and meetings are held at her home. For more info: nadbmarb@gmail.com.  You are welcome to join either chapter (Dixie Poets or Redrock Writers) and attend the meetings of both as suits your needs and time schedule. Email poems for critiquing by Tuesday before the meeting.

Tues, Nov 5-DIXIE POETS  Lesson by Gary Christian on Haiku, Critique session-bring 10-12 copies of a poem or two to share for help.
Thurs, Nov 14, REDROCK WRITERS Second Thursday Open Poetry Readings-7pm at Barnes & Noble.
Tues, Nov 19-DIXIE POETS 2-4 pm at the SG library, critiques only session
Thurs, Nov 21 REDROCK WRITERS 7 pm at Markay’s home, email poems by Tuesday to group

Tues, Dec 3-DIXIE POETS Christmas party 2-4 pm at Veterans Hall 250 N 200 W behind the Sr. Citizen Ctr, bring potluck and some poems to share.
Thurs, Dec 12, REDROCK WRITERS Second Thursday Open Poetry Readings 7pm-Barnes& Noble
Tues, Dec 17-DIXIE POETS 2-4 pm at the SG library, critiques only session
Thurs, Dec 19th REDROCK WRITERS 7 pm at Markay’s home, email poems by Tuesday to group

Jan, 10, 2014 DEADLINE for CHAPPARAL Poetry-Check out http://redrockwriters.org  

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fall POETRY Activities

DIXIE POETS a chapter of UTSPS-Utah State Poetry Society will continue meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 2-4 pm at the St. George library in the basement conference room. Alma Richie is president. Annual membership fee is $25 payable to UTSPS (www.utahpoets.com) our organization for poetry throughout the state. For your membership you automatically become a member of the Nation Federation of State Poetry Societies-NFSPS (www.nfsps.com). Membership gives you two books of poetry and many other state and national benefits. Dixie Poets Chapter suggests a local chapter annual contribution of $5 which can be paid at a Tuesday meeting.

REDROCK WRITERS-a new UTSPS chapter that will start meeting on the third Thursday of October. Check out their website (www.redrockwriters.org) for more info. Officers will be elected in October. You are welcome to join either chapter (Dixie Poets or Redrock Writers) and attend the meetings of both as suits your needs and time schedule. Check out their Chaparral Poetry Contest at their website. Entries due before Jan 10, 2014.

FALL CALENDAR
Oct-Dec 2013

Tues, Oct 18-19-SOUTHERN UTAH BOOK FESTIVAL-Jon Sebba-UTSPS Poet of the Year will be visiting and reading his poetry for the Friday banquet and on Sat 11 am for adults. More details.
Fri-Sat, Oct 25-26 Annual KANAB Writers Conference http://kanabwritersconference.com/


Tues, Nov 5-DIXIE POETS-lesson TBA followed by critiques.

Thurs, Nov 14, REDROCK WRITERS Second Thursday Open Poetry Readings 7pm at Barnes and Noble-high school students from PineView will be attending. All welcome to join us.

Tues, Dec 3-Annual POTLUCK Christmas party 2-4 pm place TBA

Tues, Dec 17-Poetry Critiques at the library.


CONTEST NEWS-http://www.pw.org/