Sunday Workshops

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.

Sunday Workshop and COVID-19

In the interest of public health, Sunday Workshops will be offered as distance-learning workshops until further notice. They will take place online using Zoom Meetings. If you are not submitting a poem but would like to attend, please email us at [email protected] to register.

July 19

Submissions Due:
July 12

1:30 p.m.

Gillian Parrish

Gillian Parrish is an assistant professor in the MFA in Writing program at Lindenwood University. She is the author of a book of two books poems, supermoon and of rain and nettles wove (Singing Horse Press), a chapbook, cold spell (DUSIE Kollektiv) and is co-translator of Long River (Tinfish Press), a collection by contemporary Chinese poet Yang Jian. Gillian’s creative work has appeared in various journals and anthologies including They Said: An Anthology of Collaborative Writing (Black Lawrence Press) and Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing in the Anthropocene (Wesleyan University Press). An essay is just out in an anthology for our tribe: Far Villages: Welcome Essays for New or Beginner Poets.


Submit only one poem, one page in length, 12pt or 14pt font.  Provide name, mailing address, phone number and email address.   Email submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt.  Submissions due by 12 midnight by the submission deadline listed above.  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:
We are not accepting mailed submissions at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

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Treasure Shields Redmond
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Gillian Parrish

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