Monday, March 21, 2016

Another SUCCESSFUL fun Poetry in the Park 2016

Thanks to our official photographer Steven Leitch of Salt Lake City, a UTSPS member who attended our SPRING FESTIVAL of LITERARY ARTS which included a Thursday night Mar 3 free Z-Arts lecture with our visiting poet Dr. David J. Rothman who is a talented teacher and poet. He is Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Western State Colorado University and Poet in Residence for Colorado Public Radio. Our theme was Plein Air Poetry. More photos available at http://lettersfromlin.blogspot.com/2016/03/spring-festival-of-literary-arts-report.html

Dr. Rothman shares  Dylann Thomas; poetry at the
ZArts free lecture in Springdale, Utah. He also enthralled
us at Poetry in the Park and at the Redrock Seminar!
Interested poets listen to Dr. Rothman's instructions in Zion Park Lodge
for the day long workshop called Poetry in the Park-our seventh annual.
Lin Floyd Chair of Poetry in the Park welcomes and makes announcements.
Lenore Madden welcomes poets at the registration table for PIP!
Our nature walk was so fun as we had an assignment to write a list of words
that shared alliteration to work on later as we enjoyed a beautiful spring day.
Some of our group of poets who took the easy enjoyable nature walk.
Scholar shipped students and teachers from Hurricane Middle School and
Enterprise High School enjoyed the day of learning in nature.
Alma Richie director of Bedrock Seminar welcomes attendees on Saturday
in St. George at the Social Hall-part of the Pioneer Complex. 
Our speakers included Marleen Bussma, cowboy
poetess who gave an excellent presentation.
Brian Passey told us of his journey into Photo Journalism 
Marilyn Richardson informed of the need for tension in all our work.
Thanks to the many poets from St. George, UTSPS, Dixie Poets, Redrock Writers as well as Z-Arts, Zion Natural History Association, Zion Field Institute, St. George Arts Commission, Utah Division of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts for their funding and support.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Time to register for Festival of LITERARY ARTS

Here's our brochure for the Festival of Literary Arts 2016 in Southern Utah...click to enlarge information. More details on www.redrockwriters.org or email alma.m.richie@gmail.com.



Monday, November 23, 2015

New lodging option for Poetry in the Park

CHECK IT OUT at  http://cablemountainlodge.com 
Stay next to the Virgin River in Springdale next to Zion Park entrance.
A lovely place to stay Cable Mountain Lodge-great views of Zion Park

Guests may call 877-712-3666 to book their reservations. Please ask for the ZARTS rate. This will extend a 10% discount for their entire stay. 

Rooms available:see only at cablemountainlodge.com 

Classic Suite with Wall Bed- $125.10 with tax $141.24 per night. This room has a private king bedroom, separate bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, queen wall bed near the kitchen and living room with a sofa sleeper. 

Luxury Suite- $116.10 with tax $131.08 per night. This suite includes a master king bedroom, separate bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and living room with a queen sofa sleeper, view from balcony or patio.

Classic Suite- $107.10 with tax $120.91 per night. This suite includes a master king bedroom, separate bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and living room with a queen sofa sleeper. 

Please let me know if you have any further questions, or if I may assist you further. 

Kind Regards,  Ruth Hammon

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Plan now to attend PIP 2016!

It's not too early to make your lodging reservations for the annual POETRY in the PARK 2016...details below. This successful event now in its seventh year will expand to include two full days in Zion Park and an optional separate Redrock Writers seminar on Sat, March 5 in nearby St. George Utah

PROGRAM DETAILS: 

Thursday March 3 from 7-9  pm FREE program featuring our poet DAVID J. ROTHMAN in Springdale adjacent to Zion Park at the Canyon Community Center. Learn more about Plein Air Poetry: A Brief History from this learned scholar and poet. How did nature poetry and writing began with examples of some of the classics explored and performed. Sponsored by Z-Arts in partnership with Poetry in the Park. You won't want to miss this entertaining and informative evening. 

Friday, Mar 4th from 8:30 am to 4 pm POETRY IN THE PARK workshop with DAVID J. ROTHMAN at Zion Lodge in Zion Park. Plan to come early and explore the beauties of Zion Park first hand. Those staying at Zion Lodge and registering for Poetry in the Park will receive free entrance to Zion Park. Nature walk included, bring writing tools, walking shoes, camera and light jacket plus a sack lunch.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Friday, Mar 4th from 7-9 pm in St. George (43 miles away) CHAPARRAL CONTEST Program. Winners in the youth and adult divisions will be read their poems at the Social Hall. FREE.

Saturday, Mar 5th from 9 am to 4 pm REDROCK WRITERS SEMINAR at Social Hall in St. George. Additional charge to attend. See www.redrockwriters.org for details. DAVID J. ROTHMAN will present and three other excellent poets and writers.

LODGING INFO: you will be responsible for making your own reservations with your choice of lodging. Reduced rates available Mar 1-4, 2016 at ZION LODGE which is where POETRY in the PARK will be held or you can stay in nearby Springdale, Utah or carpool from St. George. 

In Jan 2016 we'll accept registrations for the workshop. Lodge reservations are available NOW at http://www.zionlodge.com/accommodations/zion-lodge or call DeeDee Bow 435 772-7752. If you are staying for two nights or more you only need to reserve the first night with a deposit of that night's lodging. Cancellations with full refunds are available up to 48 hours before you arrive. It's smart to reserve your accommodations now as they will fill up quickly during Spring break.

There will be a free poetry reading with my poet David J. Rothman on Thursday night from  7-9 pm in Springdale next to Zion where there are also available less expensive lodging if wanted. The workshop Friday is from 8:30 am to 4 pm at Zion Lodge Park in the meeting room. If you wish to stay overnight on Thursday and Friday, be aware that the Lodge's weekend rates go into effect on Friday, and you can see the difference in price online. Let me know if I can be of more help. I'm going to make my reservations very soon to insure I can stay at the lodge. Lin Floyd

Reduced rates at ZION LODGE in Zion Park: 

1. HOTEL ROOMThe majority of hotel rooms at Zion Lodge include two queen-sized beds (while a few rooms are available with on king-size bed.  These rooms feature a full private bath and either a balcony or a private porch.  Other amenities include a 37-inch flat-screen television with satellite reception.  The hotel rooms are located in a separate building from the main lodge, but they are located within easy walking distance from the lodge as well as many hiking and walking trails. WiFi access available. 

Reduced winter prices include all taxes and charges (Mar 1-4) Regular price: (Mar 5 they are slightly higher.)
$154.42  (1- 2 people=$77.21 each), 
$165.45  (3 people=$55.12 each)
$176.48  (4 people =$44.12/person) 
Rollaway beds are available in some rooms for an extra charge of $12.

2. WESTERN CABINThe Western Cabins have either two double beds or one queen bed.  These cabins include a full private bath and a private porch.  All cabins also include a gas log fireplace.  These cabins are within walking distance of the main lodge. No Internet or WiFi access. 
Reduced prices including taxes, other charges: 
$148.91 (1- 2 people=$74.45 each)
$159.94 (3 people=$53.31 each)
$170.97 (4 people =$42.74/person)
All reservations need to be made directly through Zion Lodge, Red Rock Grill available in the lodge for meals, horseback riding and trails available nearby. 

Other lodging also available in nearby Springdale, Utah. Leave a comment with any questions or email lin at sunrivertoday dot com.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

POETRY IN THE PARK 2015 is a huge success....

If you missed us this year, plan to come next year. Exciting plans for March 2016 to be announced soon. With 33 attending this year which included 8 high school students and 3 teachers we enjoyed our teacher Lola Haskins renowned poet from Gainesville Florida. The weather was delicious in Zion Park. We were even mentioned in the National Federation of State Poetry Society's newsletter by the new president Eleanor Berry. She said: The Utah State Poetry Society has a longstanding partnership with Zion Canyon Field Institute to conduct a 'Poetry in the Park' workshop in Zion National Park each spring. Nice to be recognized. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
 
We learned about making better Beginnings and Endings of our poems.
Lola Haskins shared many of her own poems.
Perfect weather for picnicking and hiking in Zion Parl. 
Scholarshipped students with their teacher Marisa
Ericksen from Enterprise High School

Monday, January 5, 2015

Time to REGISTER for Poetry in the Park 2015

Don't forget this same weekend is REDROCK WRITERS SEMINAR held in St. George.  You can attend both activities, but there is a separate charge and registration required.