Alabama State Poetry Society 

 

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Our society consists of members who are venturing into writing poetry as well as those who are active poets, many of whom have published in journals, created chapbooks and books of their own, and who appear at poetry readings and poetry slams. We are an affiliate of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.

ASPS sponsors contests as well as Spring and Fall meetings where poets can meet, read their work and participate in programs and workshops to improve their writing abilities. We welcome all to join us.

Founded in 1968, ASPS continues to encourage poets and to provide them with opportunities for sharing and growing. Our newsletter, the Muse Messenger, is published quarterly. It features articles on writing, news about members’ readings and publications, publishing opportunities and contest information from a variety of sources.

Our primary purpose is to promote poetry. We do this by staying in contact with one another…through our Facebook Page, our website, our Spring and Fall meetings, and through local readings and local groups.

Interested in becoming a member? Dues are $20 annually (due on Jan. 1 of each year). Students (full-time college or university) join for $7 per year. See our Membership Page if you wish to join.
 

The regular mailing address (Snail Mail) for ASPS is:  ASPS
                                                                                P.O. Box 2
                                                                                Pell City, AL 35125

 

 

What’s Happening?

January 2: Gifts of a Wordsmith, a poetry workshop for adults, meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. at the downtown Birmingham Public Library. Email Barry Marks at: barry@leaselawyer.com for more information.

January 4: Please Note Change in Location! Writers Anonymous will meet on October 5 at our old location, the Pell City Recreation Hall, 411 19th Street South, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, go to: writersanonymous.us or email us at rita@ritamoritz.com

January 19: BamaSlam will meet at Parnell Memorial Library in Montevallo. Time to be determined. Go to NewDawnUnlimited.com or email Jerri Hardesty at wytrabbit1@aol.com for details.

January 20: Pensters Writing Group, University of South Alabama, 111 St. James St. Room 11, Fairhope will have their regular meeting 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, go to: pensterswritinggroup.com/events/

January 20: Gifts of a Wordsmith, a poetry workshop for adults, meets on the third Saturday of each month from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the downtown Birmingham Public Library. Email Barry Marks at: barry@leaselawyer.com for more information.

January 23: Huntsville Literary Association (HLA) poets get together each month on the fourth Tuesday for a workshop from 7 to 9 PM.  Poets meet in various member abodes or designated locations.  Please contact Jimmy Robinson at robinsonjimmy70@gmail.com for upcoming meeting sites. Jimmy’s phone number is 256-520-0811.

February 1: Please Note Change in Location! Writers Anonymous will meet at our old location, the Pell City Recreation Hall, 411 19th Street South, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, go to: writersanonymous.us or email rita@ritamoritz.com

February 6 Gifts of a Wordsmith, a poetry workshop for adults, meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. at the downtown Birmingham Public Library. Email Barry Marks at: barry@leaselawyer.com for more information.

February 10: Pensters Writing Group, University of South Alabama, 111 St. James St. Room 11, Fairhope will have their regular meeting 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, go to: pensterswritinggroup.com/events/

February 16: BamaSlam will meet at Parnell Memorial Library in Montevallo. Time to be determined. Go to NewDawnUnlimited.com or email Jerri Hardesty at wytrabbit1@aol.com for details

February 17: Gifts of a Wordsmith, a poetry workshop for adults, meets on the third Saturday of each month from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the downtown Birmingham Public Library. Email Barry Marks at: barry@leaselawyer.com for more information.

February 17: The Winter Meeting of the Alabama State Poetry Society will be from 9:00 – 2:00 at Story Tree Farm Retreats in Huntsville. Cost is $25 registration and (optional) $10 for lunch. The presenter will be Dr. Beth Gylys, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Georgia State University. You can pay at the door but please RSVP by email to jessicatemple79@gmail.com so she can plan accordingly.

February 23: Writers Anonymous and the Pell City Library will be hosting a “Meet & Greet” with the presenters for the 2018 Mid-Winter Writers Conference from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Location will be the Pell City Library Complex, and there is no cost for this event. Contact rita@ritamoritz.com for more information.

February 24: The fifth annual Mid-Winter Writers Conference, sponsored by Writers Anonymous and the Pell City Library, will be held from 8:00 – 4:30 at the new Pell City Library Complex. For more information or to register, email Rita at rita@ritamoritz.com or go to mwwconference.com. There will be a list of presenters and workshops on the website.

February 27: The Huntsville Literary Association (HLA) poets get together each month on the fourth Tuesday for a workshop from 7 to 9 PM.  Poets meet in various member abodes or designated locations.  Please contact Jimmy Robinson at robinsonjimmy70@gmail.com for upcoming meeting sites. Jimmy’s phone number is 256-520-0811.

March 1: Please Note Change in Location! Writers Anonymous will meet at our old location, the Pell City Recreation Hall, 411 19th Street South, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, go to: writersanonymous.us or email rita@ritamoritz.com.

March 2: BamaSlam will meet at Parnell Memorial Library in Montevallo. Time to be determined. Go to NewDawnUnlimited.com or email Jerri Hardesty at wytrabbit1@aol.com for details.

March 6: Gifts of a Wordsmith, a poetry workshop for adults, meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. at the downtown Birmingham Public Library. Email Barry Marks at: barry@leaselawyer.com for more information.

March 10: Pensters Writing Group, University of South Alabama, 111 St. James St. Room 11, Fairhope will have their regular meeting 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information, go to: pensterswritinggroup.com/events/

March 17: Gifts of a Wordsmith, a poetry workshop for adults, meets on the third Saturday of each month from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the downtown Birmingham Public Library. Email Barry Marks at: barry@leaselawyer.com for more information.

March 27: The Huntsville Literary Association (HLA) poets get together each month on the fourth Tuesday for a workshop from 7 to 9 PM.  Poets meet in various member abodes or designated locations.  Please contact Jimmy Robinson at robinsonjimmy70@gmail.com for upcoming meeting sites. Jimmy’s phone number is 256-520-0811.

If you have an event you would like us to add to “What’s Happening,” please send us the details at: MMEditor@alpoets.org.
 

 

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