Our meetings are open to anyone who is interested. Guests are always welcome to attend!
January 10, 2015 Happy New Year! Please join us for our first meeting of 2015 at our annual Poem-a-thon. Those in attendance will take turns reading their own poems or poems by their favorite poet. Vice President Budd Powell Mahan will also conduct a short memorial to honor our members who died in 2014. The meeting is at 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane. Visitors are always welcome!
February 14, 2015 It’s Valentine’s Day! Everybody loves a love story, and Linda Black, a graduate of Notre Dame, will be telling us about two poets who met through the Poetry Society of Texas and how their love for each other and poetry affected the promotion of poetry in Texas and beyond. She has created a Power Point presentation with photos and some of their poetry to help tell about their lives and their love story. Please join us at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane at 2:30 on Saturday, February 14th. Feel free to bring a friend, spouse, or sweetheart. Valentines and sweets are also welcome if you’re in the mood to help us celebrate the day!
March 14, 2015 Our speaker will be Barbara L. Berry from Mansfield, and the program is entitled, “Dial 777 for Assistance” An Unlikely Poet Offers Help for Writer’s Block. Be sure to bring along paper and a pen. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas. See you there!
April 11, 2015 April is National Poetry Month! Please join us as Terry Jude Miller from Richmond, Texas comes to present a short writing workshop to help us celebrate this special month. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas.
May 9, 2015 Esteemed poet Diane Glancy will be presenting a program entitled “The Narrative Impulse” and reading some of her own poetry. Don’t miss it! 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas.
June 24-28, 2015 NFSPS Annual Convention in St. Petersburg, Florida. Visit here for more information.
July 16-18, 2015 The 2015 PST Summer Conference, Partying With Poetry Mardi Gras Style, will be held in Beaumont, Texas. For more details, click here.
September 12, 2015 Patricia Ferguson, president of Poetry of Johnson County, will be presenting a program on Chinese poetry. You’ll be surprised by one of the requirements for appointment to government office in China in days long ago! Come and find out all kinds of things you might not know about Chinese poetry. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas.
October 10, 2015 Past PST president, Budd Powell Mahan, will be sharing fascinating information about some of the poets and events from his book, A History of Poetry Society of Texas. Budd spent ten years doing research for this book, and if you haven’t seen it or bought a copy, this is your chance to do so and have him autograph it for you! 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas.
November 14, 2015 Annual Awards Banquet. 11:00 am at the DoubleTree by Hilton (near the Galleria), 4099 Valley View Lane in Dallas.
December 12, 2015 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas.