Sunday Workshops

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

PLEASE NOTE :  The Sunday Workshops are now on Second Sundays


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                               
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 Fall 2016

September 11: Catherine Rankovic

During 2015-16, Catherine Rankovic’s poems appeared in Midwestern Gothic, River Styx, Section 8, and December; poems are forthcoming in Garbanzo and Bacopa Literary Review. A flash essay appeared in River Teeth in January 2016. Her books include the poetry chapbook Hide and Sex; Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis; Island Universe: Essays and Entertainments; Fierce Consent and Other Poems, and Guilty Pleasures: Indulgences, Addictions, and Obsessions. She received her M.F.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she taught from 1989 to 2010. She teaches poetry and creative-nonfiction writing in the online M.F.A. program at Lindenwood University and has judged many literary contests.

October 9: Kathryn Nuernberger

Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of two poetry collections, The End of Pink, which received the James Laughlin award from the Academy of American Poets, and Rag & Bone, which won the Antivenom Prize from Elixir Press. A collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, is forthcoming from OSU Press in 2017. Recent poems have appeared in 32 Poems, Cincinnati Review, Crazyhorse, Field Prairie Schooner, West Branch and elsewhere. She is an associate professor of Creative Writing at University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as the director of Pleiades Press.

November 13: Treasure Shields Redmond

Treasure Shields Redmond is a St. Louis metro based poet, speaker, diversity and inclusion coach, and social justice educator. Her book chop: a collection of kwansabas for fannie lou hamer (Argus house press, 2015) focuses on the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Over a 20-year educational career, Treasure has facilitated dialogues about poetry, pedagogy, and justice. Combining her gifts with her passion, Treasure is able to lead strategic plan writing and facilitate beginning dialogues about race, gender, class, and ability. Presently, Treasure divides her time between being an assistant professor of English at Southwestern Illinois College and doctoral studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.