Upcoming Events

  • Ecopoetics and The Poet
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Aug 20
    Zoom
    Aug 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    Zoom
    In this workshop we will reimagine our roles in the current climate crisis via poetry.
  • Muse Maintenance
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Aug 24
    Zoom
    Aug 24, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Your bi-monthly pick-me-up and inspiration
  • P. Ivan Young Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Sep 06, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    P. Ivan Young is the author of "Smell of Salt, Ghost of Rain" and "A Shape in the Waves".
  • Elegy as Epiphany: How Grief Leads to Illumination
    Sep 10, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    Zoom
    In this workshop, we will examine how loss, sorrow and rituals of mourning can lead to revelations that we otherwise could not reach.
  • Writing the Unreliable Speaker
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Oct 01
    Zoom
    Oct 01, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
    Zoom
    In this class, we will be analyzing the work of poets whose speakers lie, misremember, redirect and rewrite their narratives, before attempting to write our own unreliable poems.
  • Stacey Waite Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Oct 04, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Stacey Waite is Associate Professor of English and Graduate Chair at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and is the author of: "Choke" (winner of the Frank O’Hara Prize for Poetry)
  • Michael Catherwood Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Nov 01, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Zoom
    Michael Catherwood's books are "Dare", "If you Turned Around Quickly", and his latest book is "Projector" from Stephen F. Austin Press. He is former editor at The Backwaters Press and currently the Associate Editor at Plainsongs since 1995.
  • Chapbook Explorations into Culture, Gender & Identity
    Nov 12, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Zoom
    Whether you are a poet with a handful of poems to work with or you simply have a vision for a future chapbook, you will be given a chance to leave this workshop with the seeds for a new and cohesive chapbook.
  • Strange & Sublime Similes
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Dec 03
    Zoom
    Dec 03, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Zoom
    What makes a comparison take off or crash land? In this workshop, we’ll construct poems around some of our own similes, whose strangeness might stumble into the sublime.
  • Lorraine Duggin Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Dec 06, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Zoom
    Lorraine Duggin is a lifelong Nebraskan, born in Omaha, where she has been teaching English as a Second Language and other English classes at Metropolitan Community College since 1999.
  • Amy Haddad Poetry Reading & Discussion
    Feb 07, 2023, 6:30 PM CST – Feb 08, 2023, 7:30 PM CST
    Zoom
    Amy Haddad is a poet, nurse and Professor Emerita at Creighton University. She will read poetry from her recently published collection, "An Otherwise Healthy Woman" and discuss her journey to poetry.
  • Writing the Image
    Membership Offer
    Sat, Feb 18
    Zoom
    Feb 18, 2023, 10:00 AM CST – Feb 19, 2023, 11:30 AM CST
    Zoom
    Learn practical strategies for putting the image at the center of our writing and see what kind of poem emerges when your images are assembled or magnetized by each other.