Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SEPTEMBER is Here

Hard to believe that summer is over, school is starting and vacation time is over. Come spend more energy on poetry with us. 

Tu, Sep 1st, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Lesson-?Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets welcome.

TUESDAY, Sep 15, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the Santa Clara Library,  critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets welcome.

Th, Sep 17, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home, contact her for info <nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.

CONTEST and CONFERENCES

Oct 19-24 St George Book Festival coming see website for details.  Virginia Grenier co-chair with David Smith and Darren Edwards. Lin Floyd is coordinating poetry activities and Youth Poetry Contest with the theme this year of I WONDER... Helpers needed for the contest and other activities. Opportunity to sell your books at Book Expo on Sat, Oct 24th. 


Tues, Oct 20-Special Program "Paper, Pencil, Words and Music" by Candy Fowler-Utah Poet of the Year at the St. George Library 2-4 pm in the community room in the basement. Open to the public.

Check out the UTAH STATE POETRY SOCIETY BLOG-it features many of our Dixie Poets with their bios, photo and a poem. Go to http://utahpoetry.blogspot.com


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

JULY and August are HOT!

SUMMER CALENDAR: because of crowds parked at the St. George library for the splash pad in July and Aug, we'll meet at the Santa Clara Library corner of Sunset & Lava Flow Drive-lots of parking there. We'll change our meeting days to 2nd & 4th Thursdays in July, see Aug schedule below.

Th, July 9, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Santa Clara Library. Lenore Madden will present a lesson on Poetry for two voicescritiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets welcome.

Th, July 16, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home, contact her for more info. <nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.

Th, July 23, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the Santa Clara Library,  critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets welcome.

Th, Aug 6, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Santa Clara Library. Lesson-?Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets welcome.

TUESDAY, Aug 18, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the Santa Clara Library,  critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets welcome.

Th, Aug 20, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home, contact her for more info. <nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.

CONTEST and CONFERENCES

Fri-Sat, Aug 28-29 League of Utah Writers annual two day conference in Logan with poetry and writing classes, see www.luwriters.org/pdf/conference-schedule2015.pdf

Oct 19-24 St George Book Festival planning underway. More details later. Virginia Grenier co-chair with David Smith and Darren Edwards. Lin Floyd is coordinating poetry activities and Youth Poetry Contest with the theme this year of I WONDER... Helpers needed for the contest and other activities. Opportunity to sell your books. Tues, Oct 20-Special Program honoring Candy Fowler-Utah Poet of the Year at St. George Library 2-4 pm.

Friday, May 29, 2015

JUNE already-Summer is HERE!


CALENDAR:

Tues, June 2, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS POTLUCK at Community Bldg behind Sr. Citizen center in St. George at 250 W 250 N. Bring a dish to share and a poem. Spouses or friends always welcome. We will continue meeting during the summer on our regular schedule 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 2-4 pm.

Tues, June 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 welcome.


Thurs, June 18, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home, contact her for more info. <nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.

CONTEST and CONFERENCES

June 1st League of Utah Writers poetry and prose contest. Details at http://luw.org

June 26th-Deadline for Utah Dept of Arts and Museums contest: Ten unpublished poems. See details and video of this year's winners Markay Brown, Candy Fowler and Shane Williams.http://heritage.utah.gov/arts-and-museums/ops-competition-original-writing-competition

June 24-28, 2014 NFSPS Natl. Fed. State Poetry Society conference Discover the Treasure: Poetry's Place in the Sun in St. Petersburg, FLORIDA this year. Details click below:
http://www.nfsps.com/Strophes2015Apr.pdf

Oct 19-24 St George Book Festival planning underway. More details later. Virginia Grenier co-chair with David Smith and Darren Edwards. Lin Floyd is coordinating poetry activities and Youth  Poetry Contest with the theme this year of I WONDER...
Helpers needed for the contest and other activities.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MAYDAY...winners galore!

PAST NEWS:

CONGRATS to those who were part of the MESQUITE ART and POETRY reception held April 23.
See http://lettersfromlin.blogspot.com/2015/04/winning-feels-good.html Winners included: Lin Floyd, Bus Groves, Gary Christian, Marilyn Ball and Marie Tollstrup. Also participating was Kate Kirkham. It was fun!

DID YOU MISS THE UTSPS POETRY FESTIVAL IN MIDWAY? See photos and news on http://lettersfromlin.blogspot.com/2015/04/poetry-weekend-conference.html  Check out details and photos on UTSPS's new BLOG http://utahpoetry.blogspot.com CANDY FOWLER is our new UTAH POET OF THE YEAR!


2015 Poetry Festival at The Homestead in Midway, Utah
Posted by Josh Griffin on Monday, April 27, 2015

CALENDAR:

Fri, May 1, 5-6:30 pm Southern Quill Reception at DSU for those poets who had poems selected. Congrats to: Marilyn Ball, Marleen Bussma, Lin Floyd, Barbara Funke, Marie Tollstrup and Betty Vickers. See photos http://lettersfromlin.blogspot.com/2015/05/southern-quill-reception.html

Tues, May 5, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS in the St. George Public Library. Review UTSPS conference in Midway held last month. Critiques-bring 8-12 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people always welcome.

Tues, May 19, 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 welcome.


Thurs, May 21, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home, contact her for more info.<nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.

Tues, June 2, 2-4 pm Summer party for DIXIE POETS at the Veterans Community Center behind the Sr. Citizen Center in St. George, bring a pot luck item and a poem to share. Friends invited or partner. We will continue meeting during the summer on our regular schedule.


CONTEST and CONFERENCES

June 1st League of Utah Writers poetry and prose contest. Details at http://luw.org


June 26th-Deadline for Utah Dept of Arts and Museums contest: Ten unpublished poems. See details and video of this year's winners Markay Brown, Candy Fowler and Shane Williams. http://heritage.utah.gov/arts-and-museums/ops-competition-original-writing-competition

June 24-28, 2014 NFSPS Natl. Fed. State Poetry Society conference Discover the Treasure: Poetry's Place in the Sun in St. Petersburg, FLORIDA this year. Details click below:
http://www.nfsps.com/Strophes2015Apr.pdf

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

April Already?

After a very busy MARCH madness with poetry it seems almost 24/7, it will be nice to settle into a slower? APRIL, but it's not going to happen. Here's a photo of our successful POETRY IN THE PARK 2015 held Mar 20, 2015 at Zion Park. We had 33 poets including 8 high school students with 3 teachers from Washington County School District and a wonderful teacher poet LOLA HASKINS from Florida.


Tues, April 7, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS in the St. George Public Library. Review Poetry in the Park and Redrock Writers Seminar held last month. Critiques-bring 8-12 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New people always welcome.


Thurs, April 16, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home contact her for more info. <nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.


Tues, April 21, 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 welcome.

Thurs, April 23 4-6 pm (Nevada time) Reception at Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery for those poets who had poems selected by an artist as inspiration.

Fri-Sat, April 24-25, 2015 UTSPS Conference in Midway, Utah at the Homestead cost $100 for conference and meals, lodging extra. Still time to register, see http://utahpoets.com
CONTEST and CONFERENCES

April 4 Panorama 2014 entries due for those UTSPS members during 2014. Send four poems to Rose Ostler <rosieo1@juno.com> More info contact Lin Floyd <lin@sunrivertoday.com>

June 24-28, 2014 NFSPS Natl. Fed. State Poetry Society conference Discover the Treasure: Poetry's Place in the Sun in St Petersburg, FLORIDA this year. Details click below:


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