Sunday Workshops

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

Please note the new 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:
2017-2018 Season

February 18: Eamonn Wall
Submissions due: Feb. 11


Eamonn Wall’s Junction City: New & Selected Poems 1990-2015 (Salmon Poetry) was published in 2015. His poetry and prose have appeared in many publications, including The Irish Times, River Styx, and Crab Orchard Review. In 2016, he co-edited a special issue of POETICA (Japan), with Saeko Yosikawa, on “Coleridge and Contemplation.” A native of Ireland, Wall is a professor of International Studies and English at University of Missouri–St. Louis where he coordinates Irish Studies events and UMSL’s annual Irish Summer Program in Galway.



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.