Calendar of Events

Our meetings are open to anyone who is interested. Guests are always welcome to attend!

October 12- Monthly meeting. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas, Texas, 75229. “The Heart and Heartbreak of Lyric Poetry.” This workshop will concentrate on lyric poetry, with emphasis on positive actions by the poet to invoke honest reactions by the reader. Presented by past president and current editor of the Book of the Year, Linda Banks.

November 9- Annual Awards Banquet. “A Harvest of Words.” 10:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel near the Galleria.

December 14- Monthly meeting. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas, Texas, 75229. Prize-winning poet, Christine Bolt, from Temple, Texas will be reading from a collection of her poems about experiencing the visual arts. “Making Visible” will be the title of her presentation, and we welcome poets, as well as lovers of art.

January 11- Monthly meeting. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas, Texas, 75229. Annual Poem-a-thon, in which those present take turns reading their poems or a poem of their choice by another poet.

February 8- Monthly meeting. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas, Texas, 75229. Well-known and popular Texas poet, Anne McCrady, will read poems from her new collection, Letting Myself In, and along the way, she will encourage poets to consider (as writing prompts for later) their own responses to “transition,” “letting go,” “moving on” and “celebrating what is precious about life.”

March 8- Monthly meeting. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas, Texas, 75229. Budd Powell Mahan will give a presentation called “Try This!”  It will be a group of 7 small challenges that poets might use to jump-start writer’s block.

April 12- Monthly meeting. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas, Texas, 75229. J. Paul Holcomb, prize-winning poet from Double Oak, will be presenting a mini workshop at our April meeting to help celebrate National Poetry Month.

April 19- Poetry Society of Texas Student Awards Festival. 1-3 pm at the downtown Dallas Central Library.

April 24- Poem in Your Pocket Day. Think of creative ways to share poems that day!

May 10- Monthly meeting. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas, Texas, 75229. Members of the Mockingbird Chapter of PST from the McKinney area will present a reading of their poems at the May meeting. Books and chapbooks by their members will also be on display and available for the authors to autograph. Election of PST officers will also take place at the May meeting.

June 26-29- National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Inc. 2014 National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

July 10-12- Poetry Society of Texas Annual Summer Conference.