The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice

Arizona State Poetry Society

 














The conduit that connects the creative poetic voice, especially


in rural and remote areas of Arizona; we are connected to


excellent poetry and stimulated by the resonance of


other poets. Roberta L. Howard, CEO, NAVCARE 





 


Poetry Reading and Craft Talk--

“Writing Poems from Your Life with Tom Speer”

by Jeanne Missey Osgood, TPS President

 

The Tucson Poetry Society hosted a poetry event on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the University of Arizona’s Main Library from 11:00am – 2:30pm.  There were 47 participants in attendance and the comments on the evaluations were glowing:  “very well organized event”; “thoroughly enjoyed Tom Speer’s poems and craft talk”; “TPS poets were entertaining, and even though I don’t write poetry I feel inspired to give it a try”; “free event with lunch and door prizes – absolutely wonderful”; “excellent event”.

 

Some suggestions for future events included: “offering an open-mic portion”; “a better sound system”;  “more workshop time for crafting poems”; “larger event for networking, but, breaking into smaller groups for workshops”.

 

Special thanks goes to organizing efforts of John Dell, Steve Chaffee, Jon Sebba and Jeanne Missey Osgood; media communications/advertisements of Jon Sebba; food donations by Jeanne and Christopher (Kit) Osgood, Sandra Luber, Jon Sebba and Anna Frances; registration by Anna Frances; picture-taking by Stuart Watkins and Joy Valerius; and door prizes by Hank Dellago, Christopher (Kit) Osgood, Frank Iosue, Steve Chaffee, Stuart Watkins, and Gene Twaronite. 

 

TPS hopes to host a larger and longer event in 2019, perhaps the Arizona State Poetry Society’s Annual Conference.  A sincere thank-you to everyone who helped make the Tucson Poetry Society Spring Event a success!

 

 

ASPS 2018 Officer Election Results Announced

The votes are in for the 2018 officers and the following were 100% unanimously approved by the membership:

 

                                          President – Christy White

                                          Vice President – Stuart Watkins

                                          Treasurer – Eva Willis

                                          Secretary – Kris Perry

 

Thank you to Kris Perry for volunteering to hold the Secretary position!

 

Thank you to all who voted and to the new officers!


To view the most recent Monthly Contest

Winners, visit the NEWS page.

For information about the 2016 and

2017Sandcutters, visit the NEWS page.


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