Sunday Workshops


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

Please note the venue: Sunday Workshops are 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:
2019-2020 Season

September 15: Jane Ellen Ibur
Submissions Due September 8

Jane Ellen Ibur is a poet and arts educator living in St. Louis.  She is the author of Both Wings Flappin’, Still Not Flyin’ and The Little Mrs./Misses, both published by PenUltimate Press.  She has garnered much recognition as an arts educator with over 35 years experience teaching writing in public schools, jails, museums, residential schools, social service agencies, with veterans, homeless men, the young and old.  Lead faculty for the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute, she is one of its founders.  For 19 years she co-hosted and co-produced Literature for the Halibut on KDHX community radio.  She currently serves as poet laureate for the city of St. Louis.



Submit only one poem, one page in length, 12pt or 14pt font.  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 email:
[email protected]
“Workshop Submission” in subject line
Attachment as Microsoft Word document

To submit poems by mail:
Workshop Submission
St. Louis Poetry Center
P.O. Box 300167
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.