Our meetings are open to anyone who is interested. Guests are always welcome to attend!
January 9, 2016 Happy New Year! Please join us for our first meeting of 2016 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 2015. The meeting is at 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane. Visitors are always welcome!
February 13, 2016 Please join us for A Victorian Valentine. Place yourself in the year 1896. Witness the magic of projected images as you have never seen them before! Hear poetry, music, and more. Be enthralled by one of Queen Victoria’s favorite poems, Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight by Rosa Hartwick Thorpe. Mark and Beth Ayers will present this historic slide show using an antique Magic Lantern (modified for safety). 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.
March 12, 2016 Lisa Salinas, winner of the 2015 Edwin M. Eakin Memorial Book Publication Award, will present an all new reading of poems in various forms, accompanied by a slideshow of visual images created especially for our state meeting. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.
April 9, 2016 Fil Peach, past president of the New Mexico State Poetry Society will present the program at our meeting for National Poetry Month. Featured in the 2013-2014 Langdon Review of Arts in Texas, he has published screenplays in addition to his poetry collections, and is in demand as an energetic reader and speaker. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.
April 16, 2016 PST Student Awards Festival will be held at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library located at 1515 Young Street in downtown Dallas at 2pm. Come hear students from all over Texas read their prize-winning poems!
May 14, 2016 Marilyn Stacy, Professor Emeritus from Richland College and past president of the Poetry Society will be presenting our program. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.
June 9-13, 2016 NFSPS Convention at Oak Ridge Convention Center in Chaska, Minnesota. For more information and to register, visit www.NFSPSconvention.com.
July 14-16, 2016 PST Summer Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen, Texas. For further details, please visit the Summer Conference Page.
August 1, 2016 Deadline to enter The Catherine Case Lubbe Manuscript Prize.
August 15, 2016 Deadline to enter the PST Annual Contests.
September 10, 2016 Barbara Gregg, president of the Austin Poetry Society will present our program: “What to Do When the Muse has Left the Barn!” She will also be bringing a handout with references to help when writer’s block strikes. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.
October 8, 2016 Annie Neugebauer, webmaster and councilor for PST, will present our program: “The Poetry of Fear.” In honor of Halloween, she’ll be talking about horror poetry. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.
November 12, 2016 PST Annual Awards Banquet at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas Hotel near the Galleria. More details will be coming soon.
December 10, 2016 PST Monthly Meeting. Details TBA. 2:30 pm at the Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane.