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Santa Fe has a mind-boggling number of great poets and writers, known and unknown. This group is a venue for them all. It is the central "bulletin board" for Santa Fe's poetry and prose scene.

As a member you'll receive announcements of book launches, workshops, close readings, poetry festivals, ekphrastic events, open mics, and lots of other activities involving poetry and prose.

People are always asking us what is going on around town and Meetup is a great venue to list the events and strengthen the poetry and writing community. If you know of an event that you don't see listed on here, let us know and we'll get it posted.

Upcoming events (5+)

From Missouri: poets John Dorsey and Victor Clevenger

a free poetry reading and book signing with 2 widely published poets from Missouri. hosted by John Macker

The Santa Fe Reporter Presents: The Winners of the 2019 Spring Poetry Search

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Monday, March 25 @6:00pm The Santa Fe Reporter Presents: The Winners of the 2019 Spring Poetry Search Hear the winning poems from the Santa Fe Reporter's 2019 Spring Poetry Search and meet their authors.

Mystical Poetry and Writing Workshop with Jane Lipman, rsvp contact info below

Mystical Poetry and Writing Workshop with Jane Lipman Saturday, March 30,[masked] am - 4 pm Location: a private home in Santa Fe 820 Osito Place in Santa Fe between Osage and Cristobal Colon Early registration until March 15 - $75 Late registration $100 For information and registration, please contact: Jane Lipman, [masked][masked] Healthy snacks will be provided (raw veggies, cheese, crackers, fruit, nuts), water, coffee and tea. Bring your own lunch. The Invitation -- Workshop Description Imagine our meeting room as an alchemical vessel made of mystical poetry, sacred space, a homey setting, the art surrounding us, the beauty and wonder of each other, and the true alchemical vessel: the heart. We will cook in the poems of Rumi, Hafiz, and a contemporary mystical American poet who will knock your socks off and blow open your heart! We’ll write, write, write to prompts––and whatever is up for you. You will have the opportunity to share it or not, to take home completed poems or...a line, an image, a story, a poem to work on, an inspiration...I’m calling it a poetry workshop but it could be an inspiration for memoir, fiction, or essay. When you’re in the territory of the unknown, mystery, the alchemy of the heart, whatever comes is a surprising gift. Jane Lipman’s first full-length poetry collection, On the Back Porch of the Moon, (Black Swan Editions, 2012,) won the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Poetry Book and a 2013 New Mexico Press Women’s Award. Her chapbooks, The Rapture of Tulips and White Crow’s Secret Life, were finalists for NM Book Awards in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Her poem “Unsung” won Second Prize in a national poetry contest, Honoring Cole Porter, 2015. She was first runner-up in Lummox Magazine’s Poetry Contest, 2016. She received an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins Graduate Writing Seminars. During the ‘80s, she founded and directed Taos Institute, which sponsored performances and workshops by Joseph Campbell, Robert Bly, Gioia Timpanelli, Paul Winter, and others.

'The Good, Bad, and The Ugly' Open Mic Night at Tiny's

Tiny's Restaurant & Lounge

'The Good, Bad, and The Ugly' Open Mic Night at Tiny's Come join us for Tiny's open mic Sunday, 'The Good, Bad, and the Ugly,' a Santa Fe tradition. Have a story or poem to share, a song to sing, a stand-up comedy routine to practice? We'll cheer you on. Even if you don't want the spotlight and just want to meet for a beer and company, and to support your local talent, it's all good. Whatever your pleasure, join us for a lazy afternoon into evening and make the best of March's last Sunday. Goodbye winter, hello spring! ** This is a new one for us, so I don't know how early you have to sign up to get on stage. You might want to call Tiny's to inquire. Past events have ranged from quiet to a packed house. We'll plan to be there all 4 hours but you're welcome to join in at anytime. We just can't guarantee stage time.

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