Thursday, September 24, 2015

Meet UTSPS Poet Laureate

(l-r) N. Colwell Snell,  Dale Kohler, Joyce Kohler, Gail Schimmelpfennig,
Maurine Haltiner, Dawnell Griffin, Candy Lish Fowler, Clarence Socwell & Bill Fowler. 
UTSPS Poet Laureates met at Trolley Square September 19th to welcome newest member, Candy Lish Fowler. Laureates gathered from Cove, Midway, Hyrum, St. George, Ogden and SLC at the annual Laureate celebration to honor Candy and take a peek at her new book.  The winning book “On A Road That Knows Me” was presented to luncheon attendees and can be obtained by any UTSPS  member free at either of two book concerts scheduled on October 10th 2015 at the Orem City Library, (58 N. State Street, Orem, Utah)  at 2:00 p.m. and again in St. George on October 29th at the Dixie State University Eccles Concert Hall (225 South 700 East, St. George, Utah) at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited free of charge. The book is also available to purchase for $15.00 by contacting Candy at 

Fowler shared two poignant poems from her publication.  Branches of the Moon and Great-Grandmother at Eighty were well received.  She also honored luncheon attendees by describing them as “cairns” or “guideposts” for all poets to emulate. UTSPS President Dawnell Griffin described Fowler’s publication as  "exquisite, from the book cover to the poems inside. UTSPS is proud to sponsor our 50th anniversary of the Book of Year and looking forward to upcoming book concerts where we will have an opportunity to honor our latest Laureate, Candy Lish Fowler." Come and meet Fowler at a free workshop Tues, Oct 20th 2-4 pm at the St. George Library entitled: "Pen, Pencil, Words and Music" or attend the St. George Book Festival on Sat, Oct 24th at 11 am in the Heritage Square where she will be reading poems from her book. 

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