Calendar of Events

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

January 13, 2018 Happy New Year! Please join us for our first meeting of 2018 at our annual Poem-a-thon. Those in attendance will take turns reading their own poems or poems by their favorite poet. Linda Banks will also conduct a short memorial to honor our members who died in 2017. The meeting is at 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane. Visitors are always welcome!

February 10, 2018 Michael Guinn from Fort Worth will be the speaker. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.

February 15, 2018 Deadline to enter the William D. Barney Memorial Chapbook Contest. See details here.

March 10, 2018 Michelle Hartman, editor of Red River Review. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.

April 14, 2018 Budd Powell Mahan is presenting a program in which he shows how ten different judges have rated ten different poems he sent to them, along with their comments. The results will show the subjectivity of judging poetry contests, as well as give insight into what judges look for. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.

May 12, 2018 Dr. Bruce Bond, a Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas, winner of many prestigious awards, as well as a classical guitarist, will present the May program. For further details about Dr. Bond, please refer to the April Bulletin on our website under Publications. The slate of new officers recommended by the nominating committee will also be presented and voted on. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.

July 12-14, 2018 49th Annual Summer Conference, Poetry: A Bridge to the World. Marriott SpringHill Suites-Waco/Woodway, Texas. 200 Colonnade Parkway, 76712.

August 1, 2018 Deadline to enter The Catherine Case Lubbe Manuscript Prize.

August 15, 2018 Deadline to enter the PST Annual Contests.

September 8, 2018 Steve Sanders is going to be our speaker, with his presentation on Fun Ways to Present Poetry. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.

October 13, 2018 Christopher Sodden will be our speaker. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.

November 10, 2018 PST Annual Awards Banquet, “Our Poetry Garden.” Check-in and seating at 11. Details and registration here.

December 8, 2018 Diane Glancy. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.