Calendar of Events

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

September 13, 2014 Get back into the swing of poetry things this fall at our first meeting after the summer break. Sue Roberts, president of the Rusk County Poetry Society, and several of their members will travel to Dallas to share their poetry with us. Come meet some of our poets from east Texas that you may not know, and make a new friend. Also meet and greet your PST officers and board members for 2014-2015. Feel free to bring a snack to share, if you wish. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas. See you there!

October 11, 2014 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas. Are you a fan of Downton Abbey on PBS? If so, you certainly don’t want to miss this special program! What poets would Cora, Countess of Grantham, or her daughters, Ladies Mary, Sybil, or Edith have been familiar with? Would any of their suitors have quoted these poets to win their affection? Would these poets affect the thoughts and actions of the gentry as well as the commoners of that time? To find out, please join us as Susan McGinn, a graduate of Harvard University with a B.A. cum laude in History and Literature, (England being her area of specialization) joins us. Don’t miss “On the Poetry Shelf at Downton: British Poets of the Downton Abbey Era.”

November 8, 2014 Annual Awards Banquet. Autumns Poetry Palette: Celebrate Your Senses at the 58th Annual Awards Banquet. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Double Tree by Hilton (near the Galleria) 4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas, Texas 75244. Please visit the Awards Banquet page for more details.

December 13, 2014 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane in Dallas. PST member Charlotte Renk, co-winner of the first national Blue Horse Press Chapbook Competition sponsored by San Pedro River Review, California will be our special guest. She will be reading from and speaking about her prize winning chapbook entitled “The Tenderest Petal Hears.” Larry D. Thomas, past Texas Poet Laureate, was the judge, and had words of praise for her poems. Please come and join us.

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!