Tuesday, March 22, 2016


It comes once a year, our annual UTSPS April Awards Festival where we come together to award those who choose to participate in the poetry contest and honor the Poet of the Year. In addition, there are excellent presentations this year: CORI CONNORS-songwriter and LANCE LARSEN-Utah Poet Laureate and an important meeting for our UTSPS leaders and chapter presidents. It's a time to renew your enthusiasm and dedication to this important organization that only continues with your efforts.

WHEN: Friday April 22-23, 2016
WHERE: Layton Utah-Davis Conference Center 1651 N 700 W Layton, contact Hilton Garden Inn for over night reservations if needed- $99/night.

         Friday April 22nd
1:45 PM Laureates Meeting
2:45 PM Board Meeting
4:00 PM Workshop: CORI CONNERS on writing song lyrics.  Cori is a poet and song writer.  Her latest album won a National Parent’s Choice Gold Award.
6:00 PM Dinner- Soup, Salad (3 choices) Trout, Pot Roast, Fried Chicken, Vegetable, Mashed Potatoes, Assorted Desserts.
7:00 PM: Panel Discussion on How to Get Your Poetry Published and Noticed.  
8:15 PM Awards Session, followed by Open-Read Around
       Saturday, April 23rd 
8:30 AM President’s Breakfast/Chapter Presidents’ Meeting
9:30 AM Awards Session
10:30 AM Poetry Reading by LANCE LARSEN, Utah Poet Laureate
12:00 PM Lunch - Salad (3 choices), Stir Fry Beef and Broccoli, Sweet and Sour Pork, Chicken Tempura, Tepanyaki Style Vegetable, Fried Rice, Assorted Desserts
1:00 PM Awards Session  
3:00PM Book of the Year Award
5:00 PM  Student Poetry Competition Awards

FEE: $100 which includes two meals. Mail registrations to Bill Asplund Festival Chair at 2262 E 1200 N Layton UT 84041

1 comment:

  1. It is always an enjoyable learning opportunity to hear from our Poet Laureate. And hearing the winning poems from the contest is a boost to any poet. I look forward to the April Awards Festival. GreyLady


Thanks for taking time to comment. Your ideas are important. You can leave a comment as anonymous. All comments will be moderated before being published.