Tuesday, October 25, 2016


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.   

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


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

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.