The Springfield Regional Arts Council, in collaboration with Poetry Outreach Strategist Rex Ybañez, have been developing the framework of an event we hope to hold next month.
Artist and writer Steven Schroeder recently published a new collection of poems that he is making available for free download.
‘Ozarks Poets Reading’ April 30 at Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library
Adults are invited to attend Ozarks Poets Reading at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at the Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library, 2214 Brentwood Blvd.
To cap off National Poetry Month, local poets Karen Craigo, Loren Broaddus and Kate Murr will read from their works. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information on this free program call 882-0714
‘Poetry Recitations on Demand’ April 25 at Strafford Branch Library
Patrons of all ages are invited to attend Poetry Recitations on Demand from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Strafford Branch Library, 101 S. State Highway 125.
Stop in anytime throughout the day and ask a staff member for an impromptu poetry performance in honor of National Poetry Month.
For more information on this free program call 736-9233.
In 2008, Governor Matt Blunt established the post of Missouri Poet Laureate. The Missouri Poet Laureate has the opportunity to foster the art of poetry, encourage literacy and learning, and encourage the reading and writing of poetry across the state. The Missouri Poet Laureate enriches the lives of residents by sharing and promoting poetry through public appearances, readings, workshops, and digital and social media.
This will be our regular poetry slam!
Cover only $5 anytime after doors.
Doors & poet sign up at 7:00 pm list may be pulled at 7:20 at hosts discretion.
$50 1st place prize
Hang out time 15 minutes after the slam at Civil Kitchen.
Join us for food and drink and the love of poetry.
Show Me Poetry is pleased to announce that Desiree Dallagiacomo will be featured at the March Show Me Poetry Slam. Desiree is a nationally recognized and awarded American spoken word poet, performer and educator. She is the director of Forward Arts, a youth spoken word and social-justice writing non-profit. Based out of Baton Rouge, LA, Ms.
This is our December Poetry slam, and we're mixing things up a bit!
Instead of a regular poetry slam, it'll be a triple threat sure to please:
1-We'll start off the night with the Haiku slam
2-Followed by a totally optional White Elephant gift exchange
3-We'll end the night with a compliment death match