Tuesday, August 21, 2018

PANORAMA 2017 is out

Thanks to Jennifer & Russell Asplund for their work on pulling together another terrific PANORAMA issue filled with great poetry from UTSPS members who submitted their poems last June and were paid members. There will be an opportunity for other UTSPS poets to submit their poems for the next issue. Don't miss out, deadline to be announced.

Also coming up Redrock Writers-a chapter of UTSPS announces their Chaparral Poetry Contest for 2019. Poetry can be submitted starting Sep 1, 2018 , details at redrockwriters.org

Saturday, August 4, 2018


Here’s your chance to visit ZION PARK on its 100th anniversary before the crowds and shuttles begin in Southern Utah. The 10th annual POETRY in the PARK workshop presented by Utah State Poetry Society and Zion Park Forever Project will feature award winning poet KIMBERLY JOHNSON, BYU English professor, on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm. Registration: Adults-$50, College-High School students-$20. 

On Thurs, Feb 28, a FREE optional poetry reading at 7 pm in Springdale's Canyon Community Center will be held sponsored by ZArts. (Overnight lodging in Springdale is available at winter rates for those wishing to attend the lecture on Thursday night and Poetry in the Park on Friday.)

Johnson’s PIP workshop at the Zion Park Lodge will focus on Paying Attention to details to improve your poetry. Experience a guided nature walk or explore Zion Park on your own, bring a picnic lunch or dine at the Redrock Grill upstairs at the Lodge, this will be a time to remember and meet new friends. Details at poetry-in-the-park.com   

Following PIP on Sat. Mar 2, 2019, Redrock Writers presents their CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR  in nearby St. George for a separate fee. Presenters include Johnson, historical romance novelist Amy Jarecki, and Journalist-writing teacher Reuben Wadsworth. Details at redrockwriters.org.