UTSPS Book Concert Oct 12, 2013
UTSPS will present the debut of the 2014 Book of the Year, like water, like bread, by Joyce Webb Kohler. The book concert will be held at 2:00 p.m., October 11th, in the Storyteller’s Room at Orem Public Library on the corner of Center Street and State Street. Rob Sorensen and his violin students will be performing, accompanied by his wife, Kristen. Refreshments will be served.
UTSPS Workshop Schedule for Nov 2014, Jan, Feb, Mar 2015
The Society will again host free workshops this winter, with three to be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, one on the 1st Saturday, and a special workshop added in St. George on 4th Saturday in January, 2015. The November workshop will be hosted in American Fork while the three subsequent workshops will be at the Davis County Library (725 S Main St., Bountiful, UT 84010 - 801-295-8732), just north of the Bountiful/Davis Arts Center. Schedule for these workshops with locations:
* November 9, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the American Fork Library (very close to the old
tabernacle), 64 S. 100 E., American Fork, UT 84003 801-763-3070.
* January 11, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Davis County Library.
* January 24, with Darren Edwards, Washington County Library, 88 W 100 South in St. George.
>> See note below for workshop details.
* February 8, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Davis County Library.
* March 1, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Davis County Library.
>> Note that this final workshop is on the 1st Saturday in March.
January 24, 2015 Workshop with Darren Edwards
Come to Dixie and enjoy a fascinating workshop entitled "PERFORMANCE POETRY or PUTTING LIFE INTO YOUR POEMS" by Darren Edwards.
Mr. Edwards has taught English composition, literature and creative writing at USU and DSU, is a published poet, and co-founded
"Storm the Mic," a weekly open-mic for creative writing in St. George. His essays and poetry have appeared in a number of journals, and he’s been featured on Utah Public Radios literary program
Synecdoche. Bring one of your original poems to receive
suggestions on how to edit it for better performance. Then have the
opportunity to read it and receive help on strengthening your
presentation. Poetry needs to be read aloud to be truly appreciated. Not
all poets are performers but everyone can gain insights from this fun
workshop in how to read their poetry better. Lunch at a local restaurant
after the workshop is optional. RSVP by Jan 15th to
Lin Floyd, a member of the Dixie Poets
NFSPS Annual Convention June 26 - 29, 2014
UTSPS is hosting the June convention of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (nfsps.com). The convention will also be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Airport Salt Lake City Hotel. For the registration form, including meal options, see: nfsps_2014_convention_registration_form.pdf. The convention schedule and presenters's bio's are available in the April 2014 issue of Strophes.
UTSPS Spring Festival - April 25 - 26, 2014
UTSPS will hold our annual Spring Festival starting on Friday afternoon (April 25) and finishing up Saturday before dinner (April 26) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Airport Salt Lake City Hotel (same hotel as in past years but with a slightly changed name). For the registration form and meal details, see: UTSPS_FestivalRegistration2014.pdf.
Poetry in the [Zion] Park - March 21 - 22, 2014
Friday March 21st: poetry workshop is with John Calvin Rezmerski. Saturday March 22nd: Creative Writing Seminar is with John, Sue Ranglack, Lyman Dayton, and Dorothy Varney in St. George's historic Opera House. Registration forms are available at the following websites: www.poetry-in-the-park.com and www.redrockwriters.org. These events are sponsored by Utah State Poetry Society and by Redrock Writers, a new chapter of UTSPS.
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