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 Wed. Jun 28-) 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 

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 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER Calendar



Tu, Nov 1 (and Dec 6), 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George. Nov 1-Lesson by Marie Talltrup 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.) Dec 6-Christmas potluck-bring a dish to share and a poem to read. Both meetings in the Conference room upstairs.

Tu, Nov 15 (and Dec 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. New poets always welcome.

Th, Nov 17th (and Dec 15th) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home at 7 pm, contact her<nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming. All welcome.

NEW EVENT: POETRY JAM Wed, Nov 30 (and Wed. Dec 28) 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  a national park or nature to share.   

CONFERENCE
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 and redrockwriters.org

CONTESTS

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

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

3. UTSPS April Conference Contest 2017-rules available on facebook page under Utah State Poetry Society, due Feb 1, 2017. Get your dues $30 paid by Jan 3, 2017 to get a discount on fees. More dates and plans to be announced.

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 in Jan 2017 sometime-Southern Quill submissions (due March 17th) and Mesquite Fine Arts entries-probably in Feb. 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 at jennifer.asplund@yahoo.com.  If you prefer to submit a hard copy, then send them to me 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.   

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER Calendar



Tu, Nov 1 (and Dec 6), 2-4 pm DIXIE POETS at Senior Citizen Center  245 North 200 West in St. George. Nov 1-Lesson by Marie Talltrup 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.) Dec 6-Christmas potluck-bring a dish to share and a poem to read. Both meetings in the Conference room upstairs.

Tu, Nov 15 (and Dec 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. New poets always welcome.

Th, Nov 17th (and Dec 15th) REDROCK WRITERS poetry group will meet at Markay’s home at 7 pm, contact her<nadbmarb@gmail.com> FIRST before coming. All welcome.

NEW EVENT: POETRY JAM Wed, Nov 30 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  a national park or nature to share.   

CONFERENCE
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 and redrockwriters.org

CONTESTS

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

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

3. UTSPS April Conference Contest 2017-rules available on facebook page under Utah State Poetry Society, due Feb 1, 2017. Get your dues $30 paid by Jan 3, 2017 to get a discount on fees. More dates and plans to be announced.

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 in Jan 2017 sometime-Southern Quill submissions (deadline March 20, 2017) and Mesquite Fine Arts entries. More info later as it becomes available.  

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.