You can register for the NFSPS Convention coming in June all online. See details below:
Friday, March 19, 2021
DATES TO REMEMBER for POETRY MEETINGS
Mon-April 5th instead of Tues, April 6-1:30-3pm DIXIE POETS Lesson by Denis Feehan on Comparison of Poems and Song Lyrics, bring 10-12 copies of 1-2 poems for gentle critiquing.
Tues, April 20-1:30-3:30 pm DIXIE POETS Lesson-Mona Clark, masks optional at Santa Clara Lib.
Tues, May 4-1:30-3:30 pm DIXIE POETS Lesson-Marie Tolltrup on POETIC FORM: the FLAMENCA, a short Spanish quintain (5 lines), MEETING IN SR. Citizen CENTER 250 N 200 S in St. George.
Tues, May 18, 1:30-3:30 pm DIXIE POETS Lesson-Lin Floyd-healing power of poetry. MEETING IN SR. Citizen CENTER
LESSONS/Critiques WILL CONTINUE DURING THE SUMMER-1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 pm at Sr. Center: June 1st-Lesson-Silvia Mangen, June 15-Marissa Alvarez, July 6-TBA, July 18-TBA, Aug 3-TBA, and Aug 17-TBA.
Apr 16-18 UTAH Poetry Festival free online, details https://utahpoetryfestival.com/
Fri, Apr 23 at 5:30 pm on Zoom, and Sat Apr 24 at Apr 8:15 am for UTSPS Awards Festival details coming on http://utahpoets.com
Wed, Apr 28 at 10 am Shanan Ballam Free Poetry of Memories WORKSHOP on Zoom, contact lin at sunrivertoday dot com for details
NOTE: No Mesquite Fine Arts poetry entries as inspiration for artists.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Time to adapt, be flexible and PATIENT, but continue going forward...with life, our use of time and our talents. So what's happening? Poetry in the Park, Redrock Creative Writing Seminar and Chaparral Poetry contest all held in March are cancelled this year. The St. George Festival of Literary Arts switched gears and recently published a book of Covid poems called The Art of Isolation instead of their regular seminar last Oct. So what is still planned to happen?
UTSPS annual APRIL AWARDS FESTIVAL will be held virtually on April 23, 2021 about 6 pm, then April 24, 2021 all day. Includes Guest Speaker EDWARD HIRSCH https://www.edwardhirsch.com/and a workshop plus reading of winning poems and announcements of all winners. More details coming soon. FREE but only on ZOOM.
Apr 16-18. 2021 UTAH POETRY FESTIVAL: online and free. On youtube and googledocs for handouts. Register now.
TBA NFSPS SUMMER CONVENTION will be online in June sometime. CONTEST entries due March 15th.SOUTHERN QUILL are due. They accept poems, stories and art. No admission fees and if your work is selected, you'll get a free copy of their publication.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
In mid November we stopped holding Dixie Poets because the Covid Virus closed down our St George Senior Center. Here's hoping that JANUARY and a new year 2021 will bring opportunities to meet in person again. In the meantime don't forget to pay your DUES to UTSPS-Utah State Poetry Society so you can enter our April Awards Festival Contest with a lower entry fee to win prizes. Dues due before Jan 5, 2021, Contest due-Feb 1, 2021. Details-categories etc, available on https://utahpoets.com/contests/2021/UTSPS_2021_Guidelines.pdf
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Tu, Jan 7th-(lesson by Bob Rippy), Feb 4th (lesson by Marilyn Richardson), Mar 3rd (lesson by Teresa Parr, Apr 7 (lesson by Barbara Funke), and May 5th (lesson Dusty Smith). DIXIE POETS meets at St. George Senior Center 245 N 200 E. Critiques-bring 12 copies of a poem for helpful suggestions from DIXIE POETS. Bring a friend!
Tu, Jan 21st, Feb 18th, Mar 17th, Apr 21st, and May 19th from 1:30-3:30 pm DIXIE POETS bring two or more poems for helpful gentle critiquing at St. George Senior Center.
CONTESTS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFO
1. Feb 1, 2020 Deadline to enter Poetry contest for UTSPS APRIL AWARDS FESTIVAL-discount for those who have paid their yearly dues of $30 by Jan 5, 2020.
3. Friday March 6, 2020 POETRY IN THE PARK with Poet ROB CARNEY from Utah Valley University’s English Dept at Zion Park Lodge 9 am-3 pm Register https://zionpark.org/event/poetry-in-the-park/ Fee-$50 Adults, $20 High School and College Students.
6. Th, April 9 6-7:30 pm CELEBRATION OF POETRY at St. George library with READINGS by local poets (us) and DSU students.
8. NOT IN SPRING anymore-DEADLINE May 10, 2020-All poems due for JUNE-Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery Poetry-Art Contest-see mesquitefineartcenter.com for more info. CHANGE OF RULES-no cash prizes for poetry or entry fees.
9. NEW INFO NFSPS 2020 Annual Convention and Contest