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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.

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New Open Poetry Mic venue!: Santa Fe Trails Poetry Society

Santa Fe Community Gallery

WHO: Santa Fe Trails Poetry Society WHAT: Open Poetry Mic WHEN: February 18, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 pm And the next three consecutive third Mondays of the month with one featured reader/emcee each month WHERE: Santa Fe Convention Center Community Gallery 201 West Marcy Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Santa Fe Trails Poetry Society will be bringing new poetic voices to downtown. Our first guest host and featured reader is Steven Lopez, public school teacher and poet. His short reading will be followed by poets who sign up upon arrival at the event. Advance sign up is not available. Information about Steven Lopez: Plucked from the sun parched infertile valleys of Phoenix, Arizona, Steven comes to us with what has been characterized as an eloquent perspective on life, love, and the overall human experience. Steven is currently teaching for Santa Fe Public Schools and enjoys hiding out with books, the great outdoors, and of course writing. When Steven is not doing any of these, he can usually be found in his room cuddling his cat or outside howling at the moon. Information about The Santa Fe Trails Poetry Society: A chapter member of the New Mexico State Poetry Society, a member of the Federation of State Poetry Societies. This year’s annual Federation conference will be held in Santa Fe. Please visit and like our Facebook page for more information facebook.com/santafe.writers

A Winter Writing Workshop for Everyone with Joanne Fay Brown

“Joanne’s gentle, honest and supportive guidance helped bring out the real me and the stories that were inside me.” -- D.V., Santa Fe A Winter Writing Workshop for Everyone Juice up your creativity, jumpstart your writing in this small-group lively workshop based on the acclaimed Amherst Writers & Artists method 6 Thursdays: February 21 – March 28 4 – 6:30 or 7 pm Write with others in a small, safe and lively group based on the acclaimed Amherst Writers & Artists method. Together we foster a community of support enabling you to write freely and go deep: writing in response to suggested prompts, building trust in your unique voice, receiving feedback on what's strong in your first-draft writing. We will also make time for manuscript review with balanced feedback, if requested. All are welcome: beginners, those beginning again, and experienced writers. joannebrown.com Joanne Fay Brown has been leading Amherst Writers & Artists Workshops since 2012. She worked as a writer in the corporate world for 25 years and now devotes time to reading, writing and publishing poetry, and to the magic of writing with others. We meet in a comfortable home less than a mile from the Santa Fe Plaza. Healthy snacks provided (because writing takes energy!) $235. Questions? / Register:[masked] or [masked]

Landscape & Origins writing retreat in Placitas

Jules' Poetry Playhouse in Placitas

Landscape & Origins – A group session with visiting Irish poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin at Jules’ Poetry Playhouse in Placitas, NM 23 Feb 2019 11 am - 3:30 pm (with lunch break on site) $75 How is our use of language shaped by the place from which we originally come? What is the relationship between landscape and lyrical control? During this relaxed and fun group session with Irish poet Ní Churreáin, students will be encouraged to draw upon autobiographical experiences of built and wild environments to explore the art and craft of composing poetry. Using the central theme of origins, this three-hour engagement will create a space in which you can use creative writing to experiment with text, gain confidence in the process of generating ideas and to begin editing poems. Join us for a reading from Ní Churreáin’s Bloodroot collection, discussion and activities including written exercises. No previous experience of writing required. All welcome! Limit 10. One scholarship will be offered. REGISTER HERE: http://www.julesnyquist.com/catalog/item/1420675/10401663.htm NÍ CHURREÁIN is a poet from northwest Ireland. Her debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award forbest first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A. She is the author of a suite of poems about Dublin titled Town (The Salvage Press, 2018). Jules' Poetry Playhouse is in beautiful Placitas, New Mexico, a couple of miles off the freeway, just past the Merc shopping center. Directions will be sent upon registration. Book is NOT required, and will be available at the session for purchase at the discounted rate of $10 USD. We recommend buying the book on site, as it may take awhile to ship from the Irish publisher. If you are interested in a scholarship for this class, please email [masked] with the subject line "LANDSCAPE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION" and include a description [masked] words) as to why you want to take this session and your bio info. You will be notified of receipt. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is February 15, 2019. QUESTIONS? email [masked]

Teatro Paraguas presents Irish poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin

http://studiotwentyfive.com Teatro Paraguas presents Irish poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin Award-winning Irish Poet to visit Albuquerque, Santa Fe & surrounds in February 2019 WHAT: Annemarie Ní Churreáin poetry reading WHEN: Sunday, February 24, 2019 WHERE: Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie info: teatroparaguas.org;[masked] As part of an international book tour, Irish poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin will visit New Mexico in February 2019 to deliver a series of readings from her much-acclaimed debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press 2017). Shortlisted for The Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A, Bloodroot explores the theme of landscape in the context of the author’s own ancestry, looking closely at the historical and cultural silences imposed upon women in Ireland by the Irish State. “Bloodroot is written out of the experience of having had a grandmother who gave birth in an Irish Mother and Baby Home in the 1950’s. Many of the poems reference family separation and the intergenerational grief of adoption loss. The book is dedicated to my foremothers and it’s the kind of book that readers everywhere will relate to. Family loss is a universal experience. I’m really looking forward to visiting New Mexico. I grew up speaking Irish in a rural fishing village in northwest Donegal, so the desert is going to be a culture shock! I’m keen to share my experience of family and poetry, but most of all I’m looking forward to connecting with new audiences. In 2016 Ní Churreáin was the recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins on behalf of the Arts Council. She has previously been awarded literary fellowships from Akademie Schloss Solitude Germany, Jack Kerouac House Orlando and Hawthornden Castle Scotland. The Yale Review has surmised that “Ní Churreáin often captures a whole world of cultural and historical implications in a single, simple, but metaphorically rich image.” The Los Angeles Review of Books has stated: “That Ní Churreáin can condense the prototypical life of a young Irish woman into half a page while sustaining the poem’s impact is testament to her ability as a storyteller, the vividness of her language, and the universality of the portraits she is painting”. Ní Churreáin is a member of the Arts Council Writers in Prisons Scheme in Ireland. She is also the author of a special limited edition letter-press book about Dublin titled Town (The Salvage Press 2018). During her 2019 Bloodroot New Mexico Tour, which is part- funded by Culture Ireland, Ní Churreáin will read at the following venues; Sunday- Chatter Las Puertas 17 Feb; University of New Mexico – Valencia 20 Feb; University of New Mexico-Albuquerque 22 Feb; Jules’ Poetry Playhouse Placitas 23 Feb; Teatro Paraguas 24 Feb; Society of the Muse of the South West in Taos 25 Feb; Voices of the Barrio 26 Feb; Fixed and Free Reading Series at The Source Albuquerque 28 Feb. All event details and booking information listed on www.studiotwentyfive.com Info from www.studiotwentyfive.com Additional Info: [masked] Contact: Argos MacCallum[masked] [masked]

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