UTSPS Spring Festival April 22-23, 2016
The 2016 Spring Festival will be held April 22-23 (Friday/Saturday) at the Davis Conference Center, connected to the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 1651 North 700 West, Layton, UT 84041. Download and print the Spring Festival registration form.
UTSPS Workshop March 12, 2016
Workshop Presenter: Rob Blair. Background on Mr. Blair is available from his website, robbieblair.com.
Workshop Title and Description: "An Exploration of Metaphor" will look at the power of metaphor in poetry; the workshop will include a presentation, activity, and discussion. We will clarify the meaning and usage of metaphor, touch on the history of metaphor in poetics, and dive into activities that help attendees play with metaphor in their own work.
Date, Time, and Location: Saturday, March 12, 2016, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Highland Arts Center, 5378 West 10400 North, Highland, Utah 84003 (right across from Heritage Park)
No planned lunch (feel free to get together with others after if you wish).
UTSPS Poetry in the Park (PIP) March 3-4, 2016
Supported by UTSPS, PIP is an annual poetry workshop held in Zion National Park. Details for the Friday, March 4, 2016, workshop are available at: www.poetry-in-the-park.com.
Coordinated with PIP is the annual Redrock Creative Writing workshop which will Saturday, March 5, 2016: redrockwriters.org. See the Contests page for the how to enter the 2016 Chaparral contest (deadline 12/1/15).
The Chaparral 2015 Contest winners include three UTSPS members who won multiple awards: Candy Lish Fowler, Kolette Montague and Marie Tollstrup.
Poetry Workshop Jan 23, 2016, by Danielle Dubrasky
On January 23, UTSPS is sponsoring a poetry workshop in St. George with Southern Utah University Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Danielle Dubrasky, who will present "Metaphors and Symbolic Landscapes." The workshop will be held at the St. George Library, 88 West 100 South from 10:30 am to noon with an optional luncheon afterwards.
UTSPS Workshop Nov 7, 2015
UTSPS hosted a free workshop this winter, but only one is scheduled and that will be held on November 7th (Saturday), 2015, from 1-4 pm in the new Bountiful/Davis Art Center at 90 North Main, Bountiful, UT 84010. The Arts Center is on the west side of Main St. and has parking to the east of the building. Our meeting room is in the basement.
Presenters: Jon Sebba and Judy Johns
Subject: Writing Poems Using a ‘1 ana 2’ (de-mystifying the process)
UTSPS Annual Book Concerts in October, 2015
UTSPS will hold two book concerts for Candy Lish Fowler and her 2015 winning manuscript, On A Road That Knows Me. The first concert will be Saturday, October 10th, from 2-4 pm in the Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St., Orem, UT 84057-5508. The second will be held on Thursday, October 29th, starting at 7 pm in Dixie State University's Eccles Fine Arts Concert Hall, 225 South 700 East, St. George, UT 84770.
St. George Poetry Workshop Oct 20th by Candy Lish Fowler
Poetry workshop in St. George: Candy Lish Fowler will conduct a poetry workshop on Oct. 20, 2015, from 2-4 pm at the Main Branch of the St. George Library, 88 W. 100 S, St. George, 84770. It will be in Community Room "A". The title of the workshop is "Paper, Pencil, Music, and Words". This workshop is part of the Utah Humanities 2015 Book Festival and co-sponsored by the Dixie Poets Chapter of UTSPS. It is open to the public and free of charge.
UTSPS Spring Festival, April 24 - 25, 2015
Candy Lish Fowler won the 2015 manuscript award. For the other contests, the winners list and judges comments are available. Featured guest speakers were Pattiann Rogers and Kimberly Johnson. Pattiann provided three lists for poets to consider on the topics of: breaking lines, using stanza breaks, and choosing a title for your poem.
UTSPS Poetry in the Park (PIP) March 20, 2015
Zion National Park will again be the venue for the 2015 PIP and Redrock Creative Writing workshops. For details, see: 2015 PIP & Redrock Creative Writing. Additional info is available on www.poetry-in-the-park.com and the workshop flyer. This event is also posted on the Poets & Writers website as PIP along with a notice of the Redrock Creative Writing Seminar.
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