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 13, 2018, 1:30pm
(Please note the new start time!)

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 Monthly Meeting: Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:30-3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Edward Vidaurre

Monthly Contest entries will be due at this meeting.

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

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:30pm

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 Monthly Meeting: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1:30-3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Alan Berecka

Bio: Alan Berecka is a librarian at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. He has authored four full collections of poetry. His latest  The Hamlet of Stittville is a collaboration with his boyhood friend John Klossner, a nationally known cartoonist whose work is often in seen in the New Yorker. Berecka was named the poet laureate of Corpus Christi in February of 2017. In late 2017 he published his third chapbook, The Fall of the Leaf which is based on Imogene Holst’s cello suite of the same name. The poems came about through a collaboration with Susan Sturman who is the first cellist of the Corpus Christi Orchestra and  a professor of Music at Del Mar College.

Winners of the January Monthly Contest will be announced at this meeting.

Location: Little Walnut Creek Library – 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:30pm

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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APS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, March 17, 2017, 1:30-3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Ken Hada

Bio: Ken Hada is a poet and professor who lives in the Cross Timbers region of Oklahoma. Ken finds the natural order a powerful presence for writing. His work received the 2017 SCMLA Prize for poetry. In addition, his poems have been featured on the NPR program, The Writer’s Almanac, and his book, Spare Parts, received the Wrangler Award from the National Western Heritage Museum. His work has also been recognized as finalist for the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America, and twice finalist for the Oklahoma Book awards. His published poetry collections include Bring an Extry Mule and Persimmon Sunday (Purple Flag Press, 2017, 2015), as well as Spare Parts, Margaritas & Redfish, The Way of the Wind and The River White: A Confluence of Brush & Quill – a collaboration with his brother Duane’s plein air watercolors, tracing the White River from its source in northwest Arkansas 700 miles downstream to the Mississippi River. Ken also has an ebook, Contour Feathers, and Way of the Wind is available in ebook as well. Ken is a professor at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where he directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival. An active reader of his work at venues around the country, Ken also helps to edit the journal All Roads Will Lead You Home. For more information, please see www.kenhada.org

Monthly Contest entries will be due at this meeting.

Location: Little Walnut Creek Library – 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:30pm

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 Monthly Meeting: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 1:30-3:30pm

Found Poetry Workshop by Barbara Gregg

Winners of the March Monthly Contest will be announced at this meeting.

Location:Little Walnut Creek Library – 835 W Rundberg Ln, Austin, TX 78758

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:30pm

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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APS Annual Awards Ceremony: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1:30-3:30pm

Come celebrate the year with us!

Winners of the Annual Contests will be announced at this meeting and first place poems will be read aloud by the poets if they are in attendance. This is also a great time to renew your APS membership, since they expire in May.

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

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 1:30pm

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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APS Critique Group: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 1:30pm

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, August 11, 2018, 1:30pm

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 8, 2018, 1:30pm

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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APS Critique Group: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 1:30pm

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 3, 2018, 1:30pm

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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APS Critique Group: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 1:30pm

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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More details about our 2018 programming and presenters will be coming soon! Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates!