Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER EVENTS

Tu, Sept 6 (and Oct 4), 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George. Lesson and critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome. (Bring $1 donation for use of the facility.)

Th, Sept 15 (and Oct 20) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home at 7 pm, contact her<nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming. All welcome.

Tu, Sept 20 (and Oct 18) 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. New poets always welcome.

FREE POETRY READINGS

Mon, Oct 2, 5:30-7pm Free Poetry Reading by Simeon  Berry at DSU, see details on flyer.


Tu Oct 11 1:30-3 pm SPECIAL EVENT-UTSPS Poet of the Year-Dee Rygh is coming from SLC to read excerpts from his winning book at the St. George public library-Community Room A. Free to the public, for paid members of UTSPS come and recieve your copy of his book My Big Red Scream

CONFERENCE-Coming next Spring Festival of Literary Arts
Photo-KayCee Clark
Fri-March 3, 2017-POETRY IN THE PARK with Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer, award winning Western Slope Poet Laureate from Colorado presenting a workshop on Metaphors Everywhere. Save this weekend for a Z-Arts lecture by our visiting poet on Th nite March 2 in Springdale, and Sat March 4- Redrock Writers Seminar. More details, see poetry-in-the-park.com

CONTESTS

1. ARIZONA STATE POETRY SOCIETY CONTEST See http://azpoetry.webs.com/ for details. Not due till October 1st.

2. YOUTH POETRY CONTEST sponsored by Dixie Poets AND Washington County School District. Theme: Free to... Entrees due Oct 1-12th. More details coming. Youth 1st-12th grades.

3. Redrock Writers CHAPARRAL CONTESTS for adults anywhere, and youth from St. George area. Entries due Sept 1-Dec1, 2016. Details at http://redrockwriters.org/chaparral_poetry_contest
http://redrockwriters.org/chaparral_poetry_contest

4. More Contests listed in STROPHES NFSPS's Oct 2016 newsletter. See http://nfsps.com/Strophes2016_Oct.pdf

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

JULY-AUGUST Activities

CALENDAR-July and August 2016

Tu, July 5 (and Aug 2), 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George Summer contest info and critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome. 

Tu, July 19 (and Aug 16) 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Sr. Citizen Center  245 N 200 W Room 3-4. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome. CHANGE OF LOCATION for SUMMER through Aug!!


CONFERENCES  
Summer workshop  with Dr. David J. Rothman in July 20th-24th in Gunnison Colorado. http://www.western.edu/academics/graduate-programs-western/graduate-program-creative-writing/writing-rockies

NEW CONTESTS

1. PANORAMA-UTSPS Panorama magazines for 2014 and 2015 are meeting some technical issues but will be delivered ASAP. All UTSPS paid members can submit poems to the 2016 Panorama, deadline between June 30-July 31. Details available on http://utahpoets.com/publications/2016/Panoram2016SubmissionGuidelines.html

2. ARIZONA STATE POETRY SOCIETY CONTEST See http://azpoetry.webs.com/ for details.Not due till October 1st.

3. WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR Literary Arts Contest-poetry and prose division. Entries due Aug 8. See details http://washcofair.net/pdf/premium/Literary%20Arts.pdf Theme-Super Fun.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

JUNE 2016 ACTIVITIES

CALENDAR-on to SUMMER!

Tu, June 7th, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George Summer contest info and critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome. (POTLUCK cancelled till fall because of scheduling problems.)


Tu, June 21st, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Sr. Citizen Center  245 N 200 W Room 3-4. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome. CHANGE OF LOCATION for SUMMER through Aug!!

Th, June 16th, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home, contact her for info <nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming-may not be meeting during the summer? All welcome

CONTESTS AND CONFERENCES  
Summer workshop  with Dr. David J. Rothman in July 20th-24th in Gunnison Colorado. http://www.western.edu/academics/graduate-programs-western/graduate-program-creative-writing/writing-rockies

June 2016 Deadline for Rumi Poetry Club Anthology, more details: 26-40 lines long,capturing the spirit of place, time and people or expressing the joy, pain, reality and romance of life and love in Utah. Looking for fresh, unpublished poems, send a short bio and indicate the poems have not been published elsewhere and you own the copyright. Send to  rumipoetryclub@earthlink.net

June 11, 2016 8:30am-2:30pm Writing One Day Writing Workshop  Details: Don't miss this exciting writing one day workshop presented by Heritage Writers Guild at Dixie Applied Tech College 610 S. Airport Road (Old Airport) in St. George, outstanding speakers: on character creation, dialogue, business of writing, middle grade fantasy, cover design and illustration, building your platform, signing up for a pitch session with someone from Cedar Fort, and instruction on a computer writing program Schrivner. All for $30 for HWG members and $45 for non members, $25 for pitch season. Add $5 if paying at the door. Contact Marilyn Richardson for info 435 674-9792.  

June 12, 2016 Deadline for submission to League of Utah Writers poetry/prose contest. Details https://luwriters.submittable.com

CONGRATULATIONS to all winners of recent contests. See photos on Facebook-UTSPS page, utahpoets.com or utahpoetry.blogspot.com or lettersfromlin.blogspot.com 

NEW CONTESTS


UTAH DIVISION of ARTS and MUSEUMS Original Writing Competition, deadline June 24. See https://heritage.utah.gov/dha/dha-featured/ops-competition-original-writing-competition. No entry fees, BIG PRIZES-$1000.  Category C-Book Length Collection of Poetry-min. 50 pages. Category $. Poetry-short collection of 10 poems for adults.

PANORAMA-UTSPS Panorama magazines for 2014 and 2015 are meeting some technical issues but will be delivered ASAP. All UTSPS paid members can submit poems to the 2016 Panorama, deadline between June 30-July 31. Details available on http://utahpoets.com/publications/2016/Panoram2016SubmissionGuidelines.html

ARIZONA STATE POETRY SOCIETY CONTEST See http://azpoetry.webs.com/ for details.
Not due till October 1st. \

 

Friday, February 26, 2016

MARCH is here....APRIL's coming soon!

MEETINGS

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

Tu, Mar 15th, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

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

Tues, Apr 5th, 2-4 PM DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

Sat, Apr 9th 8:30-4pm Self Publishing Conference in Kanab.  Pre-registration is only $40, including lunch!  $50 at the door.
http://www.kanabwritersconference.com/


Tu, Apr19th, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

**(new) Tu, Apr 19th 4 pm National COWBOY POETRY Week at Santa Clara Library and 6 pm at the St. George Library with Marleen Bussma and others. Free!

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

Fri-Sat Apr 22-23 Annual UTSPS April Awards Festival in Layton Utah at the Davis County Conference Center. Register now $100 for two days meetings and dinner on Fri and lunch on Sat. Schedule and more info at http://utahpoetry.blogspot.com/2016/03/dont-miss-lance-larsen.html

Th, Apr 28th, 4-6 pm Nevada time, Reception for Mesquite Fine Arts Poetry and Art Exhibit open 10am-4pm Mon. through Sat. at 15 W Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite NV 89034     Phone 702.346.1338

Summer workshop  with Dr. David J. Rothman in July 20th-24th in Gunnison Co. http://www.western.edu/academics/graduate-programs-western/graduate-program-creative-writing/writing-rockies

CONTESTS AND CONFERENCES

Did you miss it SPRING FESTIVAL of LITERARY ARTS in So. Utah presented by Redrock Writers and Utah State Poetry Society. Here's a report of what we did...http://lettersfromlin.blogspot.com/2016/03/spring-festival-of-literary-arts-report.html More photos: http://www.poetry-in-the-park.com/2016/03/another-successful-fun-poetry-in-park.html

Th-Mar 3 7-9 pm Z-ARTS free LECTURE-Plein Art Poetry by Dr. Rothman in Springdale's Canyon Community Center. Optional overnight discount lodging available, details at www.poetry-in-the-park.com
Fri-Mar 4 9 am-4 pm POETRY IN THE PARK Plein Air Poetry workshop at Zion Park Lodge in Zion Park. Visiting poet-Dr. David J. Rothman from Western Colorado State University-full day of writing, nature walk, and creating, bring sack lunch or eat in Redrock Grill at Zion Park. Fee-$60, discount for UTSPS member.
Fro-Mar 4 7-9 pm CHAPARRAL FORUM AWARDS Program-Free at Social Hall in St. George., hosted by Bedrock Writers. Details-redrockwriters.org
Sat-Mar 5-REDROCK CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR at Social Hall in St. George, outstanding presenters:
      Dr. Rothman-Arrive at the Intellect by Way of the Heart
      Marleen Bussma-Passin' It On: Cowboy Poetry
      Brian Passey-Get Lost-Photo Journalism and
      Marilyn Richardson-Tension in Prose: Why it Matters

June 2016 Deadline for Rumi Poetry Club Anthology, more details: 26-40 lines long,capturing the spirit of place, time and people or expressing the joy, pain, reality and romance of life and love in Utah. Looking for fresh, unpublished poems, send a short bio and indicate the poems have not been published elsewhere and you own the copyright. Send to  rumipoetryclub@earthlink.net

June 12, 2016 Deadline for submission to League of Utah Writers poetry/prose contest. Details https://luwriters.submittable.com/submit

Monday, December 28, 2015

JAN and FEB 2016

MONTHLY MEETINGS

Tu, Jan 5th, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

Tu, Jan 19th, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

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

Tues, Feb 2nd, 2-4 PM DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

Tu, Feb  16th, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

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

CONTESTS AND CONFERENCES

Jan 5th-Dues due for UTSPS send to Rosalyn Ostler 7685 Dell Road, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121. 

Sat, Jan 23 UTSPS free POETRY WORKSHOP 10:30am-12 noon at the  St. George Lib. 88 W 100 S. Danielle Dubrasky-Associate Professor of Creative Writing at SUU will be presenting "Metaphors and Symbolic Landscapes. Optional luncheon afterwards.

Feb 1st, Entries due for UTSPS Spring Festival conference to be held in Layton, Utah April 22-23, 2016. http://utahpoets.com/contests/2016/UTSPS_Contest_Rules_2016.pdf

Feb 1st Southern Quill submissions http://www.thesouthernquill.com/contact-us 

Feb 15th-Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery contest-Fee $10 for  poems, limit 8 poemsdetails www.mesquitefineartscenter.com  

Don't miss it SPRING FESTIVAL of LITERARY ARTS in So. Utah presented by Redrock Writers and Utah State Poetry Society

Th-Mar 3 7-9 pm Z-ARTS free LECTURE-Plein Art Poetry by Dr. Rothman in Springdale's Canyon Community Center. Optional overnight discount lodging available, details at www.poetry-in-the-park.com

Fri-Mar 4 9 am-4 pm POETRY IN THE PARK Plein Air Poetry workshop at Zion Park Lodge in Zion Park. Visiting poet-Dr. David J. Rothman from Western Colorado State University-full day of writing, nature walk, and creating, bring sack lunch or eat in Redrock Grill at Zion Park. Fee-$60, discount for UTSPS member.

Fro-Mar 4 7-9 pm CHAPARRAL FORUM AWARDS Program-Free at Social Hall in St. George., hosted by Bedrock Writers. Details-redrockwriters.org

Sat-Mar 5-REDROCK CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR at Social Hall in St. George, outstanding presenters:
      Dr. Rothman-Arrive at the Intellect by Way of the Heart
      Marleen Bussma-Passin' It On: Cowboy Poetry
      Brian Passey-Get Lost-Photo Journalism and
      Marilyn Richardson-Tension in Prose: Why it Matters

June 2016 Deadline for Rumi Poetry Club Anthology, more details: 26-40 lines long,capturing the spirit of place, time and people or expressing the joy, pain, reality and romance of life and love in Utah. Looking for fresh, unpublished poems, send a short bio and indicate the poems have not been published elsewhere and you own the copyright. Send to  rumipoetryclub@earthlink.net


Thursday, October 29, 2015

NOVEMBER and DECEMBER coming fast....

Lots of fun activities in Nov & Dec-don't miss out, check your schedules:

Tu, Nov 3rd, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

Tu, Nov 17th, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.



Th, Nov 19th 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home, contact her <nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.

Tues, Dec 1, 2-4 PM Annual Christmas Potluck at Community Bldg 250 N 250 W behind St. George Sr. Center. Bring a holiday poem to read, family welcome to join us-bring a pot luck dish. 

Tu, Dec 15th, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome.

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

Sat, Jan 23, 2016 A UTSPS free POETRY WORKSHOP 10:30am-12 noon at the  St. George Lib. 88 W 100 S. Danielle Dubrasky-Associate Professor of Creative Writing at SUU will presenting "Metaphors and Symbolic Landscapes.: 

CONTEST DEADLINES 

Dec 1st entries due for  Chaparral Poetry Contest rulesSee the details here on the contest for adults. Great prizes presented at Redrock Writers Seminar Mar 4, 2016. Marie Tollstrup-Chair.
See www.redrockwriters.org for details. Also don't forget Poetry in the Park Mar 4 during the day at Zion Park, and Redrock Writers Seminar Mar 5th. Details on www.redrockwriters.org and 
www.poetry-in-the-park.com 

UTSPS April 2016 Contest Rules. See rules, deadline-Feb 1, 2016 http://utahpoets.com/contests/2016/UTSPS_Contest_Rules_2016.pdf

Coming up in the New Year: Southern Quill submissions Feb 1st http://www.thesouthernquill.com/contact-us, Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery contest-TBA-Jan or Feb. 

Check out the UTAH STATE POETRY SOCIETY BLOG-it features many of our Dixie Poets with their bios, photo and a poem. Go to utahpoetry.blogspot.com or see utahpoets.com for info on how to join UTSPS. Dues for 2016 will be $30, Due by Jan 5, 2016 in order to have a reduced rate for UTSPS contest. For your dues-you get two free publications, and the opportunites to belong to a chapter with critiquing and friendships. Also reduced rates at Poetry in the Park and Redrock Writers Seminar. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

OCTOBER again....

Lots of fun activities this month-don't miss out, check your schedules and come join us. Oct 8th is National Poetry Day.

Tu, Oct 6th, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at St. George Library. Critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1-2 poems for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets welcome.

Th, Oct 15, 7-9 pm REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home, contact her for info <nadbmarb@gmail.com> All welcome.


M-Sat Oct 19-24 ST GEORGE BOOK FESTIVAL poetry events


Tu, Oct 20, 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at the St. George Library in the community room in the basement. Special WORKSHOP "Paper, Pencil, Words and Music" by Candy Fowler-Utah Poet of the Year Free and open to the public.


Tu, Oct 20, 6-8 pm OPEN POETRY READINGS at Jazzy's on Bluff Street-bring material suitable for families. 8-10 pm RAP POETRY (adult subject material) organized by Darren Edwards.

Sat, Oct 24, 10 am Youth Poetry Contest Award Program at Heritage Square, 11 am-Candy Lish Fowler will read from her Book of the Year On A Road That Knows Me.

Th, Oct 29th , 7-9 pm Candy Lish Fowler-UTSPS Poet of the Year will present a program and readings from her Book of the Year On A Road That Knows Me. 

CONTESTS and CONFERENCES

Sep 1-Dec 1 entries due for  Chaparral Poetry Contest rulesSee the details here on this contest for adults. Great prizes presented at Redrock Writers Seminar Mar 4, 2016. Marie Tollstrup-Chair.

Oct 1-14 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. 


Check out the UTAH STATE POETRY SOCIETY BLOG-it features many of our Dixie Poets with their bios, photo and a poem. Go to utahpoetry.blogspot.com or see utahpoets.com for info on how to join.

UTSPS April 2016 Contest Rules. See rules and entry dates. http://utahpoets.com/contests/2016/UTSPS_Contest_Rules_2016.pdf