The Poets of the Palm Beaches will host three events in September. All events are open to the public and take place in different parts of Palm Beach County. Some Poetry Readings offer Cash prizes. Submissions for the 2016 Poetry Anthology are open! If you are curious, a beginner, intermediate or advanced poet, this is the organization to get involved with. Their mission is to support and encourage the creation of original poetry in Palm Beach County, FL. New Members are always welcome! The Rickie Report shares the information here.
HAIKU WALK & WORKSHOP
John D. MacArthur State Park
Saturday, October 22nd
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, but there is an admission fee to the park.
We’ll meet at the amphitheater by the nature center.
Haiku is one of the oldest poetic forms with its roots in Japan. It is still extremely popular today the world over.
We will start with a brief workshop: what is haiku, the guidelines for writing it and some examples of traditional and contemporary poems.
You will then be free to venture off on the many lovely trails the park has – perfect inspiration for writing nature based poetry!
We will meet up for a picnic lunch (please bring your own food and we will provide water and soda).
After lunch we will have a reading and share our haiku.
So, please join us for a fun day of poetry and explore the wonder of nature at John D. MacArthur State Park with your fellow poets.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Cyndee at email@example.com
Visit the park’s website at www.macarthurbeach.org for information regarding entrance fees, a map of the park and more.
CALL for SUBMISSIONS:
2016 Poetry Anthology
2016 Anthology SUBMISSION RULES
(Members Only – New Members Welcome)
1) Please submit your Best Poem (within the guidelines) (only one).
2) The Maximum Length is 35 lines, including blank lines.
3) The Maximum Width is 50 spaces, including blank spaces.
4) Please put your name and phone number on your poem, upper right.
5) Your poem must have a Title.
6) Your poem must be neatly typed on 8 1/2 X 11 white paper in 12-point font or higher if you are submitting through the US mail or in person at the reading. No Handwritten Entries Please. You are encouraged to E-MAIL your poem. Put the poem in the body of the email or attached as a WORD .doc, .docx, .pdf or .rtf to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
7) DO NOT TYPE YOUR POEM IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.
8) NO fancy, italic or script fonts, nor any art work, please.
9) The DEADLINE is postmark Sept. 19, 2016, or in person at the Monthly Reading on Sep. 18th .
10) All emails will be acknowledged, but if you send it via USPS, send a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) if you want confirmation that your poem has been received.
11) If you are not e-mailing your poem, send your entry to: PO Box 1434 Lake Worth FL 33460.
12) Poems will not be returned — do not send your only copy.
You may pick up your copy at the Anthology Party at our 3rd Sunday Reading on December 18, 2016. Every paid member will receive one free copy of the Anthology. If you cannot attend the Reading, your book will be mailed to you. Extra copies will be available for sale at $10 each. It is our goal to have every member represented in this book. Please submit in a timely manner.
POETS OF THE PALM BEACHES
September, 2016 MEETINGS:
2nd Wednesday Workshop
September 14, 2016
Place: Panera’s Cafe — 771 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach 33409
Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 12 copies of one poem
Contact: Ron Rosoff at 561-232-2888.
3rd Sunday Reading
September 18, 2016
Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth. Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North.
Time: 2:00 PM. (Doors open at 1:45 PM)
Contest with cash prizes.
Featured Reader is Tanya Slusarczyk
Form is: Dorsimbra
Prompt: Write a poem that contains alliteration
Open to the public. Original work only.
Third Sunday Reading Rules:
(1) Original work only. (2) One poem per round. (3) No poem more than one 8 1/2 x 11 page, in normal 12-point font. (4) Prose Poems no more than 250 words in normal 12-point font. (5) No introductions please. State your name, the name of your poem, and the form of your poem. All present may enter the contest, which is judged by the featured reader. Submission of a poem automatically conveys permission to print it in this newsletter, on our website and on YouTube if it wins. All rights revert to the authors upon publication. After the first round will be the Special Contest. The same rules apply as just stated, except that it must be the designated FORM. All present who have a poem written in the form may enter the contest, even if they entered the first round contest. For the third round, the same rules apply, or up to 3 poems, if none is over 5 lines. There is no contest for the third round.
Suggested Donation: $2 for members and their guests, $3 for non-members. Free for high school students.
For details please contact John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829
3rd Tuesday Workshop
September 20, 2016
Place: Palm Beach Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, 823 North A Street, Lake Worth 33460 Just a little more than one block South of 10th Ave North
Workshop: Open to the public. Original work only. No charge. Bring at least 10 copies of one poem.
For more information contact: John Palozzi at 561-588 -9829.
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