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


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.


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 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 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.