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

Friday, October 27, 2017

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2017

Tu, Nov 7th-DIXIE POETS lesson by Marie Tollstrup and critiques, (and Dec 5)-Christmas Potluck 2-4 pm  at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George in Conference room upstairs. Newcomers always welcome.

Visiting Poet Maurine Haltiner

Th, Nov 16th (and Dec 21st) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown’s home at 7 pm, email <nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming. All welcome.

Fri Nov 17th SPECIAL EVENT-Poetry Reading by MAURINE HALTINER award winning poet, author of Every Angle of Moonshine at 2-4 pm at Washington County Library-St. George. Free. 

Tu, Nov 21st (and Dec 19th) 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, Nov 30th 7 pm POETRY JAM with readings afterwards by Anita Krotz-UTSPS Poet of the Year at Social Hall about 8:15 pm in St. George-free sponsored by St. George Art Museum. ALSO at 2 pm-Readings for public at St. George library-come and get your free book if you've paid your dues for this year or buy a UTSPS Poetry book of the year Crosswinds for $10

NEW EVENT-Nov 30th 7 pm at DSU 477 Holland Bldg-Readings by BYU poet and professor Kimberly Johnson, Craft talk Fri, Dec 1st 2 pm at Holland 441.  

CONTESTS and CONFERENCES

1. Entries for CHAPARRAL CONTEST 2018 due DEC 1, 2017 (adults) and Dec 5, 2017 (students in Washington County School District area.)
  http://redrockwriters.org/adult_chaparral_poetry_contest_rules

2. UTSPS Annual contest entries, due Feb 1, 2017. Awards to be presented at April Awards Festival April 20-21, 2018 in TBA-Provo area. Details http://utahpoets.com/contests/2018/UTSPSrules2018.pdf

3. Mark the date MARCH 1-2-3, 2018 for POETRY IN THE PARK and more...
details see below or at http://poetry-in-the-park.com

It's not too early to register...https://zionpark.org/program/poetry-in-the-park


4. Also coming up in late May 31-June 3  National Federation of State Poetry Societies annual conference held in Denver Colorado this year. Contest entries deadline March 15, 2019: see details  http://www.nfsps.com/NFSPSContestBrochure.pdf

5. TIME TO PAY YOUR DUES...forms on utahpoets.com $30/year due by Jan 5, 2018

Friday, August 18, 2017

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017

Tu, Sep 5th-lesson to TBA (and Oct 3)-lesson LaVernna Johnson  2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George. Newcomers always welcome.

Th Sep 7th 7 pm SPECIAL EVENT Free Lecture-UTAH POET LAUREATE-Paisley Rekdal at Canyon Community Center in Springdale. Carpool and+dinner in Zion?  Presented by Z-Arts.See details http://zarts.org/wp/category/all-events/literary-arts/ 

Tu, Sep 19 (and Oct 17) 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, Sep 21 (and Oct 19) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown’s home at 7 pm, email <nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming. All welcome.

Th Sep 28-National Poetry Day (and Oct 26-Youth Poetry Contest Award Program) POETRY JAM at 7 pm at Social Hall next to Opera House located at corner of 2nd North and Main Street across from Post Office. Bring one or more poems to read. All ages welcome.

CONTESTS and CONFERENCES

1. Entries for CHAPARRAL CONTEST 2018 entries due Sept 1-Dec 1, 2017.
  http://redrockwriters.org/adult_chaparral_poetry_contest_ruleshttp://redrockwriters.org/adult_chaparral_poetry_contest_rules

2. YOUTH POETRY CONTEST that Dixie Poets sponsors:click to enlarge.

3. TBA last week of OCTOBER-readings by UTSPS Poet of the YEAR Anita Krotz who will bring her award winning book CROSSWINDS to distribute to UTSPS MEMBERS. Markay Brown will furnish details on this ASAP. 

4. Mark the date MARCH 1-2-3, 2018 for POETRY IN THE PARK and more: details at http://poetry-in-the-park.com

 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

JULY-AUGUST 2017 ACTIVITIES

Tu, July 4th-No poetry meeting (come on July 18th), 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George. Newcomers always welcome.

Tu, Aug 1 (and Aug 15) 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, July 20 (and Aug 17th) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay Brown’s home at 7 pm, email <nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming. All welcome.

Th July 27 (and Aug 24) POETRY JAM at 7 pm at St George Art Museum located at corner of 2nd North and Main Street across from Post Office. Bring one or more poems to read. All ages welcome.

CONTESTS and CONFERENCES


l. Plan ahead, get your entries ready for CHAPARRAL POETRY CONTEST 2018, entries due Sept 1-Dec 1, 2017.  http://redrockwriters.org/adult_chaparral_poetry_contest_rules

2. ST GEORGE MAGAZINE-one poem under 300 words unpublished, any topic. Details http://www.thespectrum.com/story/life/2016/07/06/sgmwritingcontest/85885936/ Due August 28, 2017.

3. More Contests  http://utahpoets.com

FUNDRAISER for UTSPSImportant Notice: UTSPS is conducting an online fundraiser. You likely have received a notice of this in a separate email late this past week. If not, the fundraiser page is: https://wefundthem.com/donate/utsps-2017-annual-fundraiser . Minimum donation is only $15 and you will receive a donation confirmation email with directions on how to register for your 12-month membership in a discount network with many money-saving local and national merchant offers (eg, 20% off your bill at participating Dennys). 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

MAY-JUNE Activities for DIXIE POETS

Tu, May 2 (and Jun 6), 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George. May 2-Lesson by Pam Tucker on TBA, plus critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1 poem  for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome. (Bring $1 voluntary donation for use of the facility-not required.) and Jun 6-SUMMER POT LUCK PARTY-details TBA. 

Th, May 4 (maybe?) at 4 pm at DSU SOUTHERN QUILL reception in Jeffrey Holland bldg. 

Tu, May16 (and Jun 20) 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, May18 (and Jun15) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home at 7 pm, email <nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming. All welcome.

Wed, May 31 (and changed to 4th Th each month starting June 22-) POETRY JAM at 7 pm at St George Art Museum located at corner of 2nd North and Main Street across from Post Office. Bring 1 or more poems to read.

CONTESTS and CONFERENCES

1. NFSPS National Federation of State Poetry Society's conference in Dallas Texas, see details, entries March 15, 2017. Look into attendingMore info http://www.nfsps.com/

2. League of Utah Writers Poetry and Writing Contest, Due June 17, 2017 details https://www.leagueofutahwriters.com/2017-luw-writing-competition 

3. More Contests listed in STROPHES NFSPS's Jan 2017 newsletter. See http://nfsps.com/Strophes2017 Jan.pdf
or http://utahpoets.com

FUNDRAISER for UTSPSImportant Notice: UTSPS is conducting an online fundraiser in June. You likely have received a notice of this in a separate email late this past week. If not, the fundraiser page is: https://wefundthem.com/donate/utsps-2017-annual-fundraiser . Minimum donation is only $15 and you will receive a donation confirmation email with directions on how to register for your 12-month membership in a discount network with many money-saving local and national merchant offers (eg, 20% off your bill at participating Dennys). 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MARCH-APRIL Activities

Tu, Mar 7 (and Apr 4), 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George. Mar 7-Lesson by Barbara Funke on Performing Poetry, and Apr 4-Lesson-TBA plus critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1 poem  for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome. (Bring $1 voluntary donation for use of the facility-not required.) 

Tu, Mar 21 (and Apr 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.

Th, Mar 16 (and Apr13) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home at 7 pm, email <nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming. All welcome.

Wed, Mar 29 (and Wed. Apr 26-cancelled) POETRY JAM at 7 pm at St George Art Museum located at corner of 2nd North and Main Street across from Post Office. Bring a poem about  SPRING in March.

SPECIAL NEW EVENT Mon Apr 10th 2:30-4:30 pm at St. George Public Library celebrating April-National Poetry Month. Joint activity-Poetry Readings with DSU's Creative Writing Club sponsored by Dr. Cindy King. Details coming soon. 

Dixie and Redrock Writers poets participating with DSU stduents

Tues, April 18th-COWBOY POETRY READINGS starring Marleen Bussma at Santa Clara library 4 to 5 p.m. and at St. George library 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free

BE PUBLISHED: new online journal DSU Route 7 Review. Details. Deadline April 15th.

SPRING EVENTS

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. Details see http://poetry-in-the-park.com

Sat, March 4- Redrock Creative Writing Seminar  from 9 am to 1:30 pm at Social Hall in St. George with three outstanding presenters: 1. Joel Long who will discuss Rhythm and Muse. 2. Tanya Parker Mills will present Finding Poetry in Prose. 3. Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer will speak on Paradox in Poetry, More details, see poetry-in-the-park.com or register at zionpark.org/class/poetry-in-the-park/ $50, info on  register by Feb 15th for discount for Red Rock Creative Writing seminar see redrockwriters.org

Th, Apr 20th-Mesquite Fine Arts and Poetry Open House 4 pm (Nevada time) in Mesquite. Reception and awards given out, display of poetry and art starts April 3 at Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery.

 
Fri-Sat Apr 21-22 UTSPS SPRING FESTIVAL AWARDS in Layton at Farmington Station, details coming. Cost only $40 this year. Register at http://utahpoets.com. Schedule below:



 
CONTESTS

1. NFSPS National Federation of State Poetry Society's conference in Dallas Texas, see details, entries March 15, 2017. More info http://www.nfsps.com/poetry_contests.htm

2. Coming up Southern Quill submissions (due March 20th)  for Utah poets. See details at http://thesouthernquill.com  OPEN HOUSE, Th, May 4th at 4 pm at Jeffrey Holland bldg at DSU.

3. More Contests listed in STROPHES NFSPS's Jan 2017 newsletter. See http://nfsps.com/Strophes2017 Jan.pdf
or http://utahpoets.com 

Thursday, December 29, 2016

JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017 Activities

Tu, Jan 3 (and Feb 7), 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George. Jan 3-Lesson by Lin Floyd, and Feb 7-Lesson by Karma Wasden on writing children's poetry plus critiques-bring 8-10 copies of 1 poem  for helpful suggestions from the group. New poets always welcome. (Bring $1 donation for use of the facility.) PAY YOUR UTSPS DUES by Jan 5th...$30. Details.

Tu, Jan 17 (and Feb 21) 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 19th (and Feb 16th) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home at 7 pm, her email <nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming. All welcome.

NEW EVENT: POETRY JAM Wed, Jan 28 (and Wed. Feb 22) at 7 pm at St George Art Museum located at corner of 2nd North and Main Street across from Post Office. Bring a poem about  CELEBRATIONS. Barbara Funke won for best original poem with judging by the audience. For Feb. bring a love poem.

ALSO Judges needed for Snow Canyon HS English Quest at 4 pm on Th, Feb. 9, 2017. at 3:30 

BREAKING NEWS-UTSPS SPRING FESTIVAL DATES APR 21-22 in Layton, details coming. Cost only $40 this year.  

REGISTER for our SPRING EVENTS

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,  Sat 

Sat, March 4- Redrock Creative Writing Seminar  from 9 am to 1:30 pm with three outstanding presenters: 1. Joel Long who will discuss Rhythm and Muse. 2. Tanya Parker Mills will present Finding Poetry in Prose. 3. Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer will speak on Paradox in Poetry, More details, see poetry-in-the-park.com or register at zionpark.org/class/poetry-in-the-park/ $50, info on  register by Feb 15th for discount for Red Rock Creative Writing seminar see redrockwriters.org

CONTESTS

1.  UTSPS Panorama 2017 submit 3-4 poems by Jan 5, 2017. E-mail submission is preferred and should be sent to the editor  jennifer.asplund@yahoo.com.  If you prefer to submit a hard copy, then send them to Bill Asplund, 2262 E 1200 N, Layton, Utah, 84040-7743.  The deadline to get them in is January 5, 2017.  Jennifer already has some submissions that were sent in the summer to Rose.  Congrats to our local poets in this issue:  Markay Brown, Gary Christian, Lin FLoyd, Candy Fowler, Barbara Funke, LaVerna Johnson, Kate Kirkham, Marilyn Richardson and Marie Tollstrup.  
2. UTSPS April Conference Contest 2017-rules available on utahpoets.com due Feb 7, 2017. Get your dues $30 paid by Jan 3, 2017 to get a discount on fees. More dates and plans to be announced.

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

4. NFSPS National conference in Dallas Texas, see details, entries March 15, 2017. More info http://www.nfsps.com/poetry_contests.htm

5. Coming up Southern Quill submissions (due March 20th) and Mesquite Fine Arts entries due by Feb 11th. Details  www.mesquitefineartscenter.com
Possibility of later contest at Poetry Jam at St. George Art Museum-writing poetry to go with their original Art Collection. More details coming.

6. Red Butte Gardens-SLC Spring poetry contest due Feb 18th. Details-topic Spring, length 24 lines or less. See  www.redbuttegarden.org/call-for-poetry