Sunday Workshops

1:30 p.m.
University City Public Library, 2nd floor (auditorium)
6702 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 second 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.

CRITERIA: 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.


Upcoming Guest Critics:
Sunday Workshop Schedule Winter 2017

January 9: Jeff Hamilton
Facilitated by: Sally Van Doren
Submissions due: Jan. 3

Jeff Hamilton is a poet and scholar teaching at Washington University in St. Louis. Educated at Denison, the University of Iowa and Washington University (PhD 2001), his recent poems are in December, Zocalo Square, and Natural Bridge. Essays on poetry are in VOLTA, Natural Bridge, and the Chicago Review. For many years he worked at bookstores in the Loop, and published Delmar.

February 12: Jenny Mueller
Submissions due: Feb. 5

Jenny Mueller is the author of two books of poetry, State Park (forthcoming in 2017) and Bonneville, both published by Elixir Press. She has also published two chapbooks. Jenny will be working on her third book this summer during residencies at PLAYA (Oregon) and in the town of Banff, Canada. A graduate of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the University of Utah creative writing Ph.D, she lives in St. Louis and is a professor of English at McKendree University.

March 12: Mary Jo Bang
Submissions due: Mar. 5

Mary Jo Bang is the author of seven books of poems, including The Last Two Seconds, The Bride of E, Louise in Love, and Elegy, which received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her translation of Dante’s Inferno, with illustrations by Henrik Drescher, was published by Graywolf Press in 2012. The recipient of a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and a 2015 Berlin Prize fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin, she teaches  creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis.