Poetry Workshop

Each year, the Poetry Café hosts a workshop and poetry reading.  Our facilitator for 2017 will be Arlin Buyert. The poetry workshop will be held at Ventana Gourmet Grill.

Luncheon and Workshop:
Saturday, April 22, 2017   10:30 a.m.    

Ventana Gourmet Grill
117 West Broadway Street                                                                                                                                   Excelsior Springs, MO  64024

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About Poetry Café
The Poetry Café in Excelsior Springs was formed in connection with the Excelsior Springs Area Cultural Guild to encourage poets of all ages to write and share their poetry, learn more about poetry through classes, workshops, travels and meet others who share their interest in poetry.

National Poetry Month Poetry Contest (deadline has passed for 2017)
(Previously known as the Gatsby Days Poetry Contest)
Download this information in PDF

To Enter:
-Write one or two poems (no off-color language)
-Each poem must be titled and typed or neatly written
-One poem per page
-Send poems to address below
-Include your email address
-Deadline for adults is February 15, 2017
-Deadline for children is March 15, 2017

Cash prizes will be awarded for the Top Three Adult Poems– 1st Prize: $25,   2nd Prize: $15,   3rd Prize: $10
And for the Top Three Children’s Poems in each Age Group
Grades K-2    $5, $3, $1           Grades 3-5       $8, $5, $3
Grades 6-8    $15, $10, $5       Grades 9-12     $20, $15, $10

Other Info.:
-By submitting poem(s), you are giving permission to publish your poem(s) in a local chapbook (poetry booklet) to be sold as a fundraiser at the poetry reading.
-Winners will be contacted after the judging is completed.We encourage you to read your poem(s) April 22,1:00 p.m. at the Poetry Reading. Venue to be announced. (You will be contacted.) Prizes will be awarded at this time.

Send to:

Mail children’s entries to:  Sharon Senger,  213 Virginia Rd., Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Or email to slsenger@sbcglobal.net

Mail adult’s entries to: Stephany Hughes, 404 Piedmont Place, Excelsior Springs, MO  64024
Or email to stephippo@aol.com

 *Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, and email address

Contact Sharon Senger (816) 630-5468 or at slsenger@sbcglobal.net or Stephany Hughes at stephippo@aol.com. Website: www.espoetrycafe.weebly.com