Meetings & Events

To see ALL Austin Poetry Society events, news, and calls for submissions for this month, check out our latest newsletter!

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APS members enjoying the program

APS members enjoying the program

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, January 14th

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Yarborough Branch Library – 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756

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Monthly Meeting: Saturday, January 21st, 1:30-3:30pm

Presenters: Alan Berecka

Alan Berecka was recently named the Poet Laureate of Corpus Christi. His forthcoming and fourth collection of poems: The Hamlet of Stittville is a collaboration with the New Yorker cartoonist and boyhood friend John Klossner. Berecka earns his keep as a reference librarian at Del Mar College. His work has appeared in such publications as Red River Review, Texas Review, The Christian Century, Windhover, Ruminate, St. Peter’s B-List andOklahoma Poems…and Their Poets.

[NOTE: Monthly Contest entries are due at or before this meeting.]

Location: Yarborough Branch Library – 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, February 11th

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Yarborough Branch Library – 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756

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Monthly Meeting: Saturday, February 18th, 1:30-3:30pm

Presenters: Anne McCrady

Anne McCrady has written three published collections of her poetry: Along Greathouse Road, Under a Blameless Moon, and Letting Myself In, as well as essays, blogposts, speeches, worship readings, personal stories, devotionals, songs and children’s stories. More about Anne McCrady’s poetry and other endeavors is available at her website, InSpiritry.com.

[NOTE: Winners of the January Monthly Contest will be announced at this meeting.]

Location: Yarborough Branch Library – 2200 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, March 4th

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Old Quarry Branch Library – 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

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Monthly Meeting: Saturday, March 18th, 1:30-3:30pm

Presenter: Michelle Hartman

Michelle Hartman “began writing poetry of political and social satire using fairy tales as a vehicle. Her first book, Disenchanted and Disgruntled, was published by Lamar University Literary Press in 2013. Her work has been featured in The Galway Revie and The Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas published by Tarleton State University. Hartman is also the editor of the international journal Red River Review. She has read at Southwest literary festivals such as Scissortail Literary Festival in Oklahoma and Georgetown Poetry Festival in Texas.”

[NOTE: March Monthly Contest entries are due at this meeting.]

Location: North Village Library- 2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX 78757

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, April 1st

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Old Quarry Branch Library – 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

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Monthly Meeting: Saturday, April 15th, 1:30-3:30pm

Presenter: To be announced

[NOTE: The winners of the March Monthly Contest will be announced at this meeting.]

Location: North Village Library- 2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX 78757

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, May 6th

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Old Quarry Branch Library – 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

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Annual Awards Ceremony: Saturday, May 20th, 2:30-5:30pm

Winners of the APS Annual Contests will be announced and first place poems will be read aloud. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Location:The North Door – 501 Brushy St, Austin, TX 78702

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, June 3rd

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Old Quarry Branch Library – 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, July 29th

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: North Village Branch Library – 2505 Steck Ave, Austin, TX 78757

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, August 26th

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Old Quarry Branch Library – 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, September 9th

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Milwood Branch Library – 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78727

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, October 7th

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Old Quarry Branch Library – 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, November 4th

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Old Quarry Branch Library – 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, December 9th

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share. Email elizabethrebeccakropf@gmail.com for prompt.

Location: Millwood Branch Library – 12500 Amherst Dr, Austin, TX 78727

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More details about our 2017 programming and presenters will be coming soon! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates!