St. Louis Poetry Center

 PLEASE  NOTE : The Sunday Workshop/Critiques are NOW on Second  Sundays... September 14, October 12, etc.

The Sunday Workshop/Critiques are the longest running poetry writing workshops in St. Louis, offered as a free service to local poets with noted poet critics commenting on presubmitted works in a friendly and constructive group setting.

Poetry workshops are held the second Sunday of the month from September through April at 1:30 pm in the auditorium of the University City Library, 6702 Delmar, University City, MO.   The guest poet/critic will lead the workshop and provide professional critique on a selection of the pre-submitted manuscripts. All poems submitted will receive written comments. You may submit poems via U.S. Mail or e-mail to be received by 12 midnight on Saturday the week previous to the workshop -- thus a week and a day prior to the workshop. If submitting by mail, send one copy of the poem to Workshop Submission, St. Louis Poetry Center, 567 North & South, #8, St. Louis, MO 63130. If submitting by e-mail, (note new email address) send as an attachment in Microsoft Word to (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and put “Workshop Submission” in the Subject Line. If an email response is not received in 48 hours, please re-send or call 973-0616.

With either method, submit only one poem and no longer than one page, in vertical format with only one column of text. This way we can cover the work of more poets during each workshop. Use 12 or 14 point font only. If using a pen name, provide real name and mailing address. Poet should plan to attend the workshop.

Everyone, regardless of experience or membership in SLPC, is encouraged to participate. You do not need to submit a poem to attend. Workshops are free and open to the public.

PLEASE  NOTE:

The Sunday Workshops are NOW on Second  Sundays.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

Pamela Garvey is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Things Impossible to Swallow (2River Press, 2013) and Fear (Finishing Line Press, 2008), which was a finalist for the New Women’s Voices Competition.  Her poems and stories have been published in such journals as Margie, Esquire, Cimarron Review, RATTLE, The North American Review, and Spoon River Poetry Review.  Garvey has received many awards and honors including pushcart nominations and semi-finalist for the “Discovery”/The Nation prize.  Professor of English at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Garvey lives in the city of St. Louis and is the co-founder of Words on Purpose, a committee of socially concerned writers who organize a benefit reading series.  

OCTOBER  12, 2014

Richard Newman

(updated bio here soon... )

NOVEMBER 9, 2014

 Stacey Lynn Brown

(updated bio here soon...)

Watch here for the upcoming

Fall Full-Day Fee Workshop

Includes pleasant home atmosphere with provided lunch, from 10 am to 4 pm, $50 members, $60 non-members, limited to 10.

 

Sept
Oct
Nov
Jan 
Feb
Mar
Apr

Poet Critics 2013-14

Jenny Mueller
Sally Van Doren
David Clewell
Steven Schroeder                    Hadara Bar-Nadav                Walter Bargen                         Buzz Spector

Poet Critics 2010-2011

Sept
Oct
Nov
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

Jeff Friedman
Melissa Range
Eamonn Wall
Shane Seely
James Arthur
Geoffrey Nutter
Jenny Mueller

Poet Critics 2008-2009

Sept
Oct
Nov
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

David Clewell
John Gallaher
Susan Swartout
Allison Joseph
Stacey Lynn Brown
Steven Schreiner
Devin Johnston

Poet Critics 2008-2009

Sept
Oct
Nov
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr

Allison Funk
Carl Phillips
Walter Bargen
Richard Newman
Hadara Bar Nadav
Adrian Matejka
Chad Parmenter

Upcoming Workshops

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2014-2015 SUNDAY WORKSHOP CRITIQUES >>>shift to 2nd Sundays <<<<

Sunday Workshops begin with Pamela Garvey on September 14 2014 at UCity Public Library, 1:30 pm

Submissions due on Saturday September 6.

Mark your calendar:

Oct 12: Richard Newman

Nov 9: Stacey Lynn Brown