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The Poetry Society of Colorado meets monthly. With the exception of June and December, the monthly meetings also include a poetry workshop where attendees may hone their poetry writing skills. 


A wide range of poetry contests are offered throughout the year. Some are for members only, while others are open to all adult poets. PSC also hosts one youth contest per year, generally in late March.


We hope you'll join us at an upcoming poetry workshop or submit to a poetry contest. See details below:

9/21/19

Workshop: "Critiquing Poetry"

10 am - 12:30 pm

Peebles, 909 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

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9/21/19

Workshop: "Critiquing Poetry"

Facilitator: Vaughn Neeld

Attendees will learn best practices for critiquing poetry, and insights on how to analyze and identify effective poetry. Vaughn Neeld is a seasoned editor and award winning poet. 


September Member-Only Contest #1

Submission Deadline: 9/21/19

Sponsor: Sandi Rhynard

Theme: Invisibility

Form: Optional

Line Limit: 40

Contest Guidelines

10 am - 12:30 pm

Peebles, 909 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

10/19/19

Workshop: "C.K. Williams"

10 am - 12:30 pm

Peebles, 909 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

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10/19/19

Workshop: "C.K. Williams"

Facilitator: Alana Story


October Open Contest

Submission Deadline: 10/19/19

Sponsor: Curtis Pierce

Theme: A Poem in Response to __________

Form: Optional

Line Limit: 40

**ADDITIONAL PRIZE MONEY!!

1st $50, 2nd $30, 3rd $20


Contest Guidelines

10 am - 12:30 pm

Peebles, 909 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

11/16/19

Workshop: "This Is Just to Say - The Imaging of William Carlos Williams"

10 am - 12:30 pm

Peebles, 909 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

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11/16/19

Workshop: "This Is Just to Say - The Imaging of William Carlos Williams"

Facilitator: Melanie Eulberg


November Member-Only Contest #2

Submission Deadline: 11/16/19

Sponsor: Maura Schroeder

Theme: Red Shoes

Form: Optional

Line Limit: 40


Contest Guidelines

10 am - 12:30 pm

Peebles, 909 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

12/21/19

Holiday Party & Potluck

10 am - 12:30 pm

Peebles, 909 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

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12/21/19

Holiday Party & Potluck

December Open Contest

Submission Deadline: 12/21/19

Sponsor: John Turek

Theme: Santa Claus is Real

Form: Optional

Line Limit: 40


Be sure to read:

Contest Rules and Submission Info as well as

Additional December 2019 Contest Guidelines

10 am - 12:30 pm

Peebles, 909 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

1/18/20

Workshop: "Talking Poetic Turkey"

10 am - 12:30 pm

Peebles, 909 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

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1/18/20

Workshop: "Talking Poetic Turkey"

Facilitator: Laurel Jean Becker


January Member-Only Contest #3

Submission Deadline: 1/18/20

Sponsor: Susan Rocco-McKeel

Theme: Serendipity

Form: Optional

Line Limit: 40


Contest Guidelines

10 am - 12:30 pm

Peebles, 909 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood, CO 80214

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Past Workshops

Click the link below to  preview a sampling of past workshops hosted by the Poetry Society of Colorado.