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:
2018-2019 Season

February 17: Justin Phillip Reed
Submissions Due: February 10

Justin Phillip Reed is a poet, essayist, flâneur, and the author of Indecency (Coffee House Press, 2018), which won the 2018 National Book Award.  His work appears in African American Review, Best American Essays, Callaloo, The Kenyon Review, The New York Times Magazine, Obsidian and elsewhere.  He earned his BA in creative writing at Tusculum College and his MFA in poetry at Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as Junior Writer-in-Residence.  The inaugural St. Paul-de-Vence James Baldwin Writer-in-Residence, Justin has received fellowships from the Cave Canem Foundation, the Conversation Literary Festival, and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.  Born and raised in South Carolina, he lives in St. Louis.  Come see about him at justinphillipreed.com.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

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 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.