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 Gather your unpublished poems to enter.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 Gather your unpublished poems to enter.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.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

AUGUST Activities


Tues, August 5, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library downstairs. Lesson by Markay Brown on ideas gained from National Fed. of State Poetry Societies conference in SLC. Then critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

Tues, August 19, 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 always welcome.

Thurs, August 21, 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 20-25 St. George Book Festival, have a book to sell or want to help? See details-there will be YOUTH POETRY CONTEST sponsored by DIXIE POETS.

http://www.stgeorgebookfestival.org/

Thursday, June 26, 2014

JULY ACTIVITIES


Tues, July 1, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library downstairs. Lesson by Alma Richie on ideas gained from National Fed. of State Poetry Societies conference in SLC. Then critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

Tues July 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 always welcome.

Thurs, July 17, 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 20-25 St. George Book Festival, have a book to sell or want to help? See details-there will be YOUTH POETRY CONTEST sponsored by DIXIE POETS.

http://www.stgeorgebookfestival.org/


Friday, May 30, 2014

SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES


Tues, June 3, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS beginning of summer annual PARTY. Bring a potluck dish, come on time. We'll eat first, then read some poems we've all brought to share and hopefully our Pres. Alma Richie will entertain us with some magic tricks. Bring spouse or friends-all welcome. To be held at the Community Bldg behind the Sr. Citizen Ctr. at 250 N 200 E in St. George. Lots of FUN, FOOD and FRIENDSHIP.

Tues June 17, 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 always welcome.

Thurs, June 19, 7 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown's for critiques, for more info email <nadbmarb@gmail.com>

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 writing conference  in SLC, for details see http://www.luwriters.org/pdf/writing-contest-categories2014.pdf. Also more on contest categories-see p. 5-LUW's Quill.

June 25-29, 2014 NFSPS National Federation of State Poetry Societies conference in SLC this year. Details see http://www.nfsps.com/Strophes2014Apr.pdf