Sunday Workshops

1:30 p.m.
Regional Arts Commission, Conference Room A (2nd floor)
6128 Delmar Blvd.

Please note the venue: Sunday Workshops will be held at Regional Arts Commission in Conference Room A (2nd floor). Parking is free in The Pageant and Metrolink lots, with metered street parking available on Delmar.

Series curated by: Sally Van Doren

St. Louis Poetry Center’s signature program, the Sunday Workshops are the longest running poetry writing workshops in St. Louis. These workshops are offered as a free service to local poets, with notable poet critics commenting on pre-submitted works in a friendly and constructive group setting.

Poetry workshops are held the third Sunday of each month, September through April, except for December. 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.

 

Upcoming Guest Critics:
2018-2019 Season

September 16: David Clewell
Submissions Due: September 9

David Clewell is the author of ten collections of poems—most recently, Almost Nothing To Be Scared Of (University of Wisconsin Press, 2016)—and two book-length poems. His work has appeared regularly in a wide variety of national magazines and journals—including Harper’s, Poetry, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, and New Letters—and is represented in more than fifty anthologies. Among his honors are several book awards: two Four Lakes Poetry Prizes (for Taken Somehow By Surprise and Almost Nothing To Be Scared Of), the Felix Pollak Poetry Prize (for Now We’re Getting Somewhere), and a National Poetry Series selection (Blessings in Disguise). He served as Poet Laureate of Missouri from 2010-2012. Clewell has worked as a professional wrestler, circus laborer, and boardwalk weight-guesser. He currently labors as a professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Webster University in St. Louis. His collection of Charlie the Tuna iconography is currently the largest in private curatorship.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Submit only one poem, one page in length, 12pt or 14pt font, vertical format and one column of text. Provide name, mailing address, and email address. Email submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt. Submissions due by 12 midnight Sunday one week prior to the workshop. Those submitting poems are expected to attend the workshop.

To submit poems by mail:                                   To submit poems by email:
Workshop Submission                                         [email protected]
St. Louis Poetry Center                                        “Workshop Submission” in subject line
P.O. Box 300167                                                         Attachment as Microsoft Word document
St. Louis, MO 63130

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