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 <email@example.com> All welcome to attend. REDROCK WRITERS and DIXIE POETS are both chapters of UTAH STATE POETRY SOCIETY.
CONTESTS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFO/DATESJan 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
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.
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
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.