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