Saturday, September 17, 2016

Festival of Literary Arts 2017

Photo by  KayCee Clark
Plan now for a weekend of fun in Southern Utah in early spring. On Thursday March 2. 2017, our visiting poet Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer, Colorado's Western Slope's Poet Laureate, will present Metaphors Everywhere in a Z-Arts Lecture at 7 pm at the Canyon Community Center in Springdale. This lecture is free to the public with housing available in Springdale that evening for those wishing to attend the Poetry in the Park (PIP) workshop the next morning Friday, March 3, at Zion Park Lodge. 

The PIP workshop is presented by Utah State Poetry Society in collaboration with Zion Park Historical Association and Zion Canyon Field Institute. Attendees will eceive a free Zion Park pass, guided nature walk plus a daylong poetry workshop on metaphors with our visiting poet. Fee-$50, register now at zionpark.org/class/poetry-in-the-park/ Come and be inspired by the beauty of Zion Park in early spring BEFORE the crowds or shuttles come. Funding for this weekend festival comes from grants through the Utah Department of Arts and Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts. Contact lin at sunrivertoday dot com for assistance.

            Also this same weekend is the Redrock Creative Writing Seminar on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in nearby St. George,  Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer will headline this seminar discussing Paradox in Poetry-How a Poem Turns; award-winning mystery novelist Tanya Parker Mills of St. George will present Finding the Poetry in Prose, and Joel Tucker award winning poet will explore Rhythm and Muse at the seminar.  Plan to attend the Social Hall of the St. George Arts Complex from 9am to 1:30 pm for  inspiration, and creative writing. Cost $60, more info at http://redrockwriters.org/annual_writing_seminar 

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