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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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. There will be PRIZES for best original poem, best reading (memorized) and ?, judging by the audience. ALSO Judges needed for Snow Canyon HS English Quest at 4 pm on Th, Feb. 9, 2017.
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, and 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 registration for Red Rock Creative Writing seminar see redrockwriters.org
1. UTSPS Panorama 2017 submit 3-4 poems by Jan 5, 2017. E-mail submission is preferred and should be sent to the editor email@example.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 17th) 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