Thursday, December 27, 2018

Winter-Spring DIXIE POETS Activities

MONTHLY POETRY MEETINGS  
(1st and 3rd Tues of each month)

Tu, Jan 1st-
(holiday-no mtg), Feb 4th (lesson by Teresa Parr),
Mar 5th (lesson by Marissa Alvarez), Apr 2nd (lesson by Bob Rippy), and May 7th (lesson by Marie Tollstrup), from 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Senior Center 245 N 200 E. Lessons TBA plus Critiques-bring 12 copies of a poem for helpful suggestions from the group,)

Tu, Jan 15th-DIXIE POETS working on entries for UTSPS and Mesquite FIne Arts-Poetry contests, Feb 18th, Mar 19th, Apr 16th and May 21st from 2-4 pm -Critiques, bring two or more poems for critiquing at St. George Senior Center.

(Optional meeting) Th, Jan 17th,  Feb 21st, Mar 21st, Apr 18th and May 16th) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown’s home at 7 pm, email FIRST before coming <nadbmarb@gmail.com>  All welcome to attend. REDROCK WRITERS and DIXIE POETS are both chapters of UTAH STATE POETRY SOCIETY.

CONTESTS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFO/DATES

Jan 1, 2019-Time to register for our SPRING POETRY WEEKEND (details below-Feb 28-Mar 2) Register now... https://zionpark.org/event/poetry-in-the-park/



Jan 5, 2019 UTSPS DUES due: $30/year gives you several free publications and opportunites for reduced rates for April Awards Festival contest. We need  your support. Details at http://utahpoets.com/join/UTSPS_Membership_Form.pdf


 FEBRUARY

Feb 1, 2019 UTSPS APRIL AWARDS FESTIVAL CONTEST entries due. Details at http://utahpoets.com/contests/2019/UTSPSrules2019.pdf

Feb 2, 2019 MESQUITE FINE ARTS-POETRY CONTEST entries due. Annual opportunity. Details https://www.mesquitefineartscenter.com/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=590375&module_id=318447

Feb16, 2019 Red Butte Garden: Spring Poetry Contest We are asking for poems to be themed around springtime or relevant to the Garden, no more than 24 lines, and appropriate for all ages. Eleven winners will be selected to have their poems displayed in the Garden throughout April to celebrate National Poetry Month-view the complete guidelines, and submit a poem: https://www.redbuttegarden.org/call-for-poetry/ ​ 

W, Feb 26th Snow Canyon English Quest needs us to help judge this annual contest from 3-6 pm, light supper served to volunteers. Please come support our schools at 1385 Lava Flow, turn north off Sunset at Santa Clara library, drive north a couple of blocks. Enter and walk upstairs to the SCHS library.

Th Feb 28, 2019-Z-Arts FREE Poet Reading by KIMBERLY JOHNSON-at 7 pm in Springdale at Canyon Community Center. Winter rates available to stay overnight.

MARCH

Fri Mar 1, 2019 10th annual POETRY IN THE PARK workshop "Paying Attention" with Kimberly Johnson from 9 am-3 pm at Zion Park Lodge, fee-$50, free park pass, guided nature walk, bring sack lunch or eat at Redrock Grill at the Lodge. Fun day in Zion Park.

Fri, Mar 1, 2019 REDROCK WRITERS Chaparral Contest winners at Veterans Community Ctr. next to St. George Sr. Center 245 N 250 W. 6 pm-Youth winners, 7 pm-Adult winners.

Sat, Mar 2, 2019 REDROCK CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP at Veterans Community Ctr.  9 am to 1:30 pm Fee-$50 if UTSPS member and register by Feb 15, 2019.  Presenters: 1. Kimberly Johnson-BYU English Dept and award winning poet-"Writing the Senses"; 
2. Amy Jarecki-historical romance author-Writing Heart Stopping Historical Fiction, and 3. Reuben Wadsworth-English teacher at Hurricane Middle School and author, newspaper articles writer. "Turning Tedious Tales into Fascinating Features." More details https://www.redrockwriters.org/seminar_2019_registration

Fri, Mar 15th DSU's SOUTHERN QUILL entries deadline, 6 poems, no limit on length, details https://southernquill.submittable.com/submit/73261/poetry 

Fri, Mar 15th Natl. Fed. of State Poetry Societies NFSPS Summer conference contest. Details at http://www.nfsps.com/NFSPSContestBrochure.pdf 


                                                                    APRIL

Wed, Apr 3rd SOUTHERN QUILL openhouse and readings 6:30 pm at Holland Bldg 5th floor Zion Room. Silent Auction and Readings. Free.
 
Th, Apr 4th CELEBRATE POETRY 5:30-7 pm Joint poetry readings at Washington County Branch Library in St. George with DSU poets-Dr. Cindy King and Dixie Poets.

Fri-Sat Apr 12-13 UTSPS April AWARDS FESTIVAL at the Provo Courtyard by Marriott, 1600 N. Freedom Blvd (200 W), Provo, UT 84604. This will be our second year at the Provo Courtyard.  The festival will start in the late afternoon on Friday and conclude late afternoon on Saturday. The keynote speaker and workshop leader will be Aaron Abeyta, professor of English at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. 

Th, Apr 18 RECEPTION for Mesquite Art-Poetry Contest in Mesquite at 4 pm their time. 

APRIL 16-20th COWBOY POETRY AND WESTERN MUSIC seeking poets and musicians for Washington County libraries FREE programs: Apr 16 5 pm-Hurricane Branch, Apr 16 7 pm Hurricane Branch, Apr 18, 6-7:30 pm St George branch and Apr 20- 2 pm Enterprise lib.  Contact Marleen Bussma for more info.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2018

 Tu, Nov 6th-DIXIE POETS-lesson by Bob Rippy plus Critiques-bring 12 copies of a poem for helpful suggestions from the group. (and Dec 4th-Christmas potluck party) from 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Sr. Citizen Center 245 N 200 E.


Tu, Nov 20th (and Dec 18th) from 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS  Critiques.

Th, Nov 15th (and Dec 20th) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown’s home at 7 pm, email FIRST before coming <nadbmarb@gmail.com>  All welcome.

CONTESTS AND OTHER INFO

DEADLINE- Dec 1st-CHAPARRAL annual CONTEST with great prizes. See details https://redrockwriters.org/adult_chaparral_poetry_contest_rules

UTSPS DUES due before Jan 5, 2019. $30/year gives you several free publications and opportunites for reduced rates for April Awards Festival contest. We need  your support. Details coming soon at utahpoets.com  No registration possible till Jan 2019.

SPRING POETRY WEEKEND Th-Sat Feb 28-March 2, 2019 at Zion Natl. Park & St. George

ZARTS free Poetry reading,  
POETRY IN THE PARK in Zion Nat. Park

Make plans now to attend. Winter rates for those wishing to stay overnight in Springdale on Th night. See flyer for details and links to more info. Registration begins Jan 1, 2019. 

CHAPARRAL POETRY AWARD PROGRAM,&
REDROCK CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR  in St.George. Featuring Kimberly Johnson award winning poet and professor from BYU and others: Reuben Wadsworth-Newspaper columnist-historical Writer,  and Amy Jarecki-Historical Romance author, See redrockwriters.org 

Fri-Sat Apr 12-13 UTSPS April AWARDS FESTIVAL at the Provo Courtyard by Marriott, 1600 N. Freedom Blvd (200 W), Provo, UT 84604. This will be our second year at the Provo Courtyard.  See utahpoets.comutahpoets.com

The festival will start in the late afternoon on Friday and conclude late afternoon on Saturday. The keynote speaker and workshop leader will be Aaron Abeyta, professor of English at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. 

Win cash awards for your poetry entries...due by Feb 1, 2019.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2018

Tu, Sep 4th-DIXIE POETS-Lesson by Bonnie Anderson-Evaluating Your Own Poetry from 2-4 pm at Senior Center 245 N 200 W in St. George in Conference room upstairs. Tu Oct 2nd, 2-4 pm-Lesson by Marilyn Richardson and critiques of your original poetry-bring 10 copies of poem/s for gentle suggestions. More info contact Dixie  Poets president Lin Floyd lin at sunrivertoday dot com. All welcome.

Tu, Sep 18th (and Oct 16th) from 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Sr. Citizen Center. Critiques-bring 10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group.

Th, Sep 20th (and Oct 18th) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown’s home at 7 pm, email FIRST before coming <nadbmarb@gmail.com>  All welcome.

NEW Th, Oct 25 7 pm Poetry Reading by CANDY FOWLER reading from her award winning book On A Road That Knows Me and Halloween poems at Book Bungalow located on the corner of Tabernacle and 1st West. FREE!
 
CONTESTS and CONFERENCES

Sat Sep 22nd Z-ARTS LITERARY-POETRY WORKSHOP at Springdale's Canyon Community Center featuring Utah poet laureate Paisley Rikal, DSU poet Cindy King and SUU poet Danielle Dubrasky. Tuition-$60 Details http://zarts.org/wp/category/all-events/literary-arts/

Th-Sat Oct 11th-13th KANAB ANNUAL WRITING CONFERENCE https://kanabwritersconference.com/

Sat. Oct 13th-UTSPS 2018 Book of the Year Dancing with Monarchs by Geraldine Felt will be read in Layton area, more details later. see http:utahpoets.com

DEADLINE-Sept 1st to Dec 1st-CHAPARRAL annual CONTEST with great prizes. See details https://redrockwriters.org/adult_chaparral_poetry_contest_rules

Th-Sat Feb 28-March 2, 2019 
ZARTS free Poetry reading, 
POETRY IN THE PARK, and 
REDROCK CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR
with Kimberly Johnson award winning poet and professor from BYU and others. 

Make plans now to attend. Winter rates for those wishing to stay overnight in Springdale on Th night. See flyer for details and links to more info. Registration begins Jan 1, 2019. 

Fri-Sat Apr 12-13 UTSPS April AWARDS FESTIVAL at the Provo Courtyard by Marriott, 1600 N. Freedom Blvd (200 W), Provo, UT 84604. This will be our second year at the Provo Courtyard. The festival will start in the late afternoon on Friday and conclude late afternoon on Saturday. The keynote speaker and workshop leader will be Aaron Abeyta, professor of English at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.

Monday, April 30, 2018

May-June-July-Aug SCHEDULE

Poets at the Mesquite Fine Arts-Poetry to Art show, not shown Marilyn R.
Tu, May 1st-DIXIE POETS Lesson by Mona Clark and critiques, 2-4 pm  at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George in Conference room upstairs. Newcomers always welcome. Donation-$1 for use of the room. Meetings for June, July and August will be cancelled as many of us will be vacationing. Poets are invited to join an online critique group led by LaVerna Johnson. Sign up at the May 1st meeting. Next regular meeting after May 15th will be Sept 4th with a lesson by Bonnie Anderson-same time, same place.

Th, May 10th FREE POETRY READING at 2 pm at Washington County Library in Washington City. Come and enjoy sharing your poetry with others.

Th, May 17th REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown’s home at 7 pm, email FIRST before coming and check with Markay FIRST before attending their meetings during the summer. <nadbmarb@gmail.com>  All welcome.

Tu, May 15th from 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Sr. Citizen Center. Critiques-bring 10-12 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group.

Th, May 24th at 7 pm POETRY JAM at St. George Art Museum 7 pm. Free. Continues on 4th Th of each month except June. Contact Alicia Lockwood for more info.
 
CONTESTS and CONFERENCES


Early May to June 22-Utah Division of Arts and Museums 2018 Competition-writing and poetry. Great prizes, no entrance fees, see  https://heritage.utah.gov/dha/dha-featured/ops-competition-original-writing-competition 

TBA  SOUTHERN QUILL Awards Open House-You will be notified if you win.

May 18-19  LITERARY ARTS FESTIVAL workshop presented by Heritage Writers Guild. FREE many workshops on poetry and creative writing, etc. at DSU. See details and preregister at https://www.heritagewritersguild.com/literary-arts-festival

May 31-June 3  National Federation of State Poetry Societies annual conference MOUNTAIN HIGH POETRY will be held in Denver Colorado this year. Register by May 10, see details  http://www.nfsps.com/NFSPSContestBrochure.pdf 

June 30 Annual UTSPS PANORAMA 2018  Currently paid UTSPS members may submit up to 3 poems for consideration.  Electronic submissions are preferred. Send submissions to Panorama.utsps@gmail.com either in the body of the email or in .doc  .docs or .odt format. DO NOT submit in PDF format. This type of file can not be considered. If you don't have email capabilities, you may send hard copies to Jennifer Asplund, 2278 East 1200 North, Layton UT 84040.
PANORAMA 2017 will be mailed out in May to those who paid their dues in 2017.

AUG 6th-WASHINGTON COUNTRY FAIR Literary Arts Contest-submit your poetry any subject or Pirates of the Fairibbean. Complete info http://washcofair.net/pdf/premium/Literary%20Arts.pdf

Monday, February 26, 2018

MARCH and APRIL 2018 Activities

Tu, Mar 6th-DIXIE POETS Lesson by Bonnie Anderson and critiques, (and April 3-Lesson by Karma Wasden) 2-4 pm  at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George in Conference room upstairs. Newcomers always welcome. Donation-$1 for use of the room.

Th, Mar 15th (and Apr 19-not meeting ) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown’s home at 7 pm, email FIRST before coming <nadbmarb@gmail.com>  All welcome.

Tu, Mar 20th (and Apr 17th) from 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Sr. Citizen Center. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group.

Th, Mar 22nd (Apr 26th) at 7 pm POETRY JAM at St. George Art Museum 7 pm. Free.
 
CONTESTS and CONFERENCES


Tues, Apr 3, 7-9 pm  SOUTHERN QUILL Benefit Reading and Silent Auction at Zion Room-5th Floor of Holland Bldg on DSU campus featuring local poet Darren Edwards and LA-based novelist Taylor Reid. Nevermind, a local band will be playing. The event is free and open to the public. Auction items include Brian Head ski lift tickets, artwork, gift cards, jewelry, and more! Refreshments will be served.For more info contact Dr. Cindy King <cindy.king@dixie.edu>

Fri, Apr 6th-3-4 pm, free-CELEBRATE POETRY-READINGS by DSU English students and Dixie Poets at Washington Co. Library in St. George in Comm. Room B, contacts: Ruth Tanner, Lin Floyd and Dr. Cindy King.

Fri, April 13 7 pm DANCE CONCERT based on local poet Candy Lish Fowler’s poems from ON A ROAD THAT KNOWS ME- at the Electric Theatre, fee-$15-adults or $8-youth/seniors, under the direction of Summer Robertson director of the St. George Dance Company. Info at https://www.saintgeorgedance.com/event/on-a-road-that-knows-me/

Wed, Apr 18th- 5 pm
at Hurricane Library and 7 pm at Washington (City) Library Free COWBOY POETRY readings, featuring Marleen Bussma

Th, Apr 19th 4 pm-Nevada time,  Free, Art and Poetry Exhibit Open House at Mesquite Nevada Fine Arts Gallery, contact Lin Floyd

Th, April 19 6 pm free at St. George Library COWBOY POETRY readings.

Sat, Apr 21 at 2 pm, free COWBOY POETRY readings at Enterprise library.

Th, Apr 26 7 pm-St George Art Museum POETRY JAM, free.

Fri-Sat Apr 20-21 UTSPS APRIL FESTIVAL at Provo Marriott-outstanding speakers and awards, COST-$40 plus lodging and meals-register by April 10th, see more details http://utahpoets.com/events/2018/UTSPSRegistration2018.pdf

May 18-19 Festival of Literary Arts workshop presented by Heritage Writers Guild. Details at https://www.heritagewritersguild.com/literary-arts-festival

May 31-June 3  National Federation of State Poetry Societies annual conference MOUNTAIN HIGH POETRY will be held in Denver Colorado this year. see  http://www.nfsps.com/NFSPSContestBrochure.pdf  

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

JANUARY and FEBRUARY Activities



Tu, Jan 2th-DIXIE POETS critiques, (and Feb 6-Lesson by Pam Tucker) 2-4 pm  at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George in Conference room upstairs. Newcomers always welcome. Bring your $30 dues for 2018 to this meeting and they will be mailed to UTSPS president Bill Asplund by Jan 5, 2018 include a poem about holidays if you'd like to enter his contest-can be published poem, any length, etc.

Th, Jan 18th (and Feb 15 ) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown’s home at 7 pm, email <nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming. All welcome.

Tu, Jan16th-Lesson by Julie Boes (and Feb 20) from 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Sr. Citizen Center. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group.

Th, Jan 25 (Feb 22) at 7 pm POETRY JAM at Social Hall 7 pm in St. George-free, sponsored by the St. George Art Museum
 

CONTESTS and CONFERENCES

1. Feb 1, 2018 deadline-UTSPS Annual contest entries. Awards to be presented at April Awards Festival April 20-21, 2018 in TBA-Provo area. Details http://utahpoets.com/contests/2018/UTSPSrules2018.pdf

2. Feb 10th Deadline for submitting 5 poems for artists to choose for inspiration for an art piece for MESQUITE FINE ARTS GALLERY. Entry fee $5. Poetry and art entries-exhibit April 19th. See http://mesquitefineartscenter.com/content.aspx?page_id=86&club_id=590375&item_id=39415

3. Feb 15, 2018 REGISTER for Friday, MARCH 2, 2018 POETRY IN THE PARK at Zion Park Lodge CHANGE IN VISITING POET who will be SHANAN BALLAM for USU's English Dept. https://utahpoetry.blogspot.com/2018/01/new-visiting-

FRIDAY SCHEDULE: A CELEBRATION OF SOUND AND SENSE


8:45-9:00 am Finalize Registration, Mix and Mingle at Zion Park Lodge.
9-10:45 Workshop Part I – Generating Sound Sequences and Gathering Materials, instructions for the nature walk-and lunch time writing.
11 am-noon (Optional) Nature Walk with ZCFI Naturalist. We’ll explore the Grotto’s handicap accessible path to view the wonders of this beautiful area along the Virgin River. For those not wishing to take the Nature Walk-take your own walk or use this time to write poetry and remain in the Zion Park Lodge.
Noon-1pm LUNCH-Bring a sack lunch or enjoy eating at Zion Park Lodge’s Redrock Grill, visiting and individual writing time.
1-2:45  pm Workshop Part II – Blending the Sensible and the Surprising-using the materials we have generated and gathered during the workshop and our experiences in the park to write poems that will surprise and delight writers and audiences alike.
3-4 pm Sharing Circle-(Optional) share poems written.

REGISTER NOW– WORKSHOP FEE $55.00, HS-College Students $20, for this workshop, which includes class materials, a nature walk in Zion Park, free park pass, and snacks. Bring your own picnic lunch. REGISTRATION DEADLINE FEB 15TH
Register at https://zionpark.org/program/poetry-in-the-park
 
  OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT WEEKEND
*Thursday night March 1st, 2018, FREE Z-ARTS LECTURE by  Shanan at Canyon community Center in Springdale at 7 pm. Inexpensive lodging available in Springdale, come join us before the crowds and shuttles begin. Note there is some construction in Springdale city so come early.

*Friday March 2 CHAPARRAL CONTEST AWARD PROGRAMS in St. George at Community Bldg 245 N 200 W 7 PM-Student poems, 8 PM Adult poems. FREE.

*Saturday, March 3, 2018 REDROCK CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR in St. George Utah. See redrockwriters.org.

4. Feb 17 Deadline for Red Butte Poetry Contest see details http://www.redbuttegarden.org/garden-poetry-walk/  Send poems about spring to    kate.reymann@redbutte.utah.edu Send to Kate Reymann Assistant, Youth and Family Programs Red Butte Garden 300 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108 kate.reymann@redbutte.utah.edu

5. Feb 22, ENGLISH QUEST at Snow Canyon HS, needs help with judging. Met at 3:30-5 or 6 pm to help upstairs in the Library. Light lunch provided.


6.  March 5-deadline for SOUTHERN QUILL entries https://thesouthernquill.submittable.com/submit
6 poems submitted in one document, 50 word bio, no fees involved

7. Contest entries deadline March 15, 2018 for May 31-June 3  National Federation of State Poetry Societies annual conference MOUNTAIN HIGH POETRY will be held in Denver Colorado this year. see http://www.nfsps.com/NFSPSContestBrochure.pdf