Meetings & Events

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APS members enjoying the program

APS members enjoying the program

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Spring 2020 Schedule:

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, January 11, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

Location: NW Hills United Methodist Church, room 101 – 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

(Enter through the office door where awning is.  Come to Room 101 – first room off the reception desk after you come in the door.)

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APS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Diana Conces

Join the Austin Poetry Society for the first meeting of 2020 on Saturday, January 18, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Manchaca Branch of the Austin Public Library. We will start the new year by writing to energize ourselves creatively for the year ahead. APS Vice President Diana Conces will lead us in an all new workshop exploring the symbolism of doors. You should leave the workshop with one draft poem and the ideas for many more!

* Monthly Contest entries are due at this meeting. *

Location: Manchaca Branch Library – 5500 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

Location: NW Hills United Methodist Church, room 101 – 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

(Enter through the office door where awning is.  Come to Room 101 – first room off the reception desk after you come in the door.)

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APS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Christa Pandey

Christa Pandey will read from her recent chapbook “Who am I? Who are We?” and will discuss its genesis and reason for coming into existence. She will address general poem selection for a chapbook and the publishing process as well, using her other chapbooks as examples.
Bio: Christa Pandey started writing poetry in earnest in the late 90s after dabbling in nonfiction articles and compiling a travel guide of the USA for a German publisher. Since coming to Austin in 2006 she immersed herself in the city’s rich poetry environment and a bi-weekly critique group. All of this paid off in form of many published poems and four chapbooks.

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

Location: Twin Oaks Library – 1800 S 5th St, Austin, TX 78704

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APS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

*** MEETING CANCELLED ***

Guest Speaker: Joyce Benvenuto

* Monthly Contest entries are due at this meeting. *

Location: Carver Branch Library – 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

Location: NW Hills United Methodist Church, room 101 – 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

(Enter through the office door where awning is.  Come to Room 101 – first room off the reception desk after you come in the door.)

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, April 11, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

Location: NW Hills United Methodist Church, room 101 – 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

(Enter through the office door where awning is.  Come to Room 101 – first room off the reception desk after you come in the door.)

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APS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Mike Jones

 

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

Location: Cepeda Branch Library – 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78702

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APS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Annual Awards Ceremony!

Join APS for the Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize the winners of our 2020 annual contests.

Location: Cepeda Branch Library – 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78702

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Summer 2020 Schedule:

(Critique Group Meetings Only During the Summer)

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, May 23, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

Location: NW Hills United Methodist Church, room 101 – 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

(Enter through the office door where awning is.  Come to Room 101 – first room off the reception desk after you come in the door.)

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, June 6, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

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

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, July 25, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

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

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, August 29, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

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

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Fall 2020 Schedule:

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, September 12, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

Location: NW Hills United Methodist Church, room 101 – 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731

(Enter through the office door where awning is.  Come to Room 101 – first room off the reception desk after you come in the door.)

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APS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, September 19, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Detrick Hughes

* Monthly Contest entries are due at this meeting. *

Location: Carver Branch Library – 1161 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, October 3, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

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

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APS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Marian Haddad

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

Location: Terrazas Branch Library – 1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, November 14, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

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

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APS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, November 21, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Guest Speaker: TBA

* Monthly Contest entries are due at this meeting. *

Location: Hampton Branch Library – 5125 Convict Hill Rd, Austin, TX 78749

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APS Critique Group: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

Bring 10 copies of a poem to share.

Text “@apsmo” to the number 81010 to get reminder notifications

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

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APS Monthly Meeting: Saturday, December 19, 2020, 1:30-3:30pm

APS Holiday Party and Open Mic

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

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

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