Sunday Workshops


1:30 p.m.
The High Low
3301 Washington Ave.


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

November’s Sunday Workshop has been cancelled
and will be rescheduled.
November 17: Aditi Machado
Submissions Due November 10

Aditi Machado’s debut collection Some Beheadings won the Sixth Annual Believer Poetry Award. Her second collection Emporium is forthcoming in 2020. She has translated Farid Tali’s Prosopopoeia into English and currently works as the Visiting Poet-in-Residence at Washington University in Saint 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 by the submission deadline listed above (usually 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.