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, April’s Sunday Workshop will be offered as a distance-learning workshop. It 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.

April 19

Submissions Due:
April 16

1:30 p.m.

Aditi Machado

Aditi Machado is a poet, translator, and essayist. Her books include the poetry collections Emporium (forthcoming in 2020) and Some Beheadings (2017), and a translation from the French of Farid Tali’s novella Prosopopoeia (2016). She is also the author of several chapbooks as well as poetry and prose texts appearing in journals like Lana Turner, Volt, The Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and Jacket2. A former Poetry Editor for Asymptote (2011-2019), Machado 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, 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 (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:
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.

Upcoming Guest Critics:

May – August
September 20
Sally Van Doren

October 18