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 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

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