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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+)

Write To Heal

The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico

A FREE writing workshop based on (but not limited by) the life-changing diagnosis of cancer. Sponsored by the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico Seven Tuesdays, July 23 through September 3, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The intent of this group for cancer patients and survivors is to experience “Expressive Writing” as a way of healing. While writing may not cure, it can heal, according to scientific studies. Writing with others on parallel paths will be our avenue to reclaim our voices, and reconnect with our lives. Everyone is welcome: if you have never written, or if you have always written. Registration is required and space is limited. To Register: Please contact Joanne Brown:[masked] or [masked] Group Facilitator Joanne Fay Brown, MSW, has led Amherst Writers & Artists workshops in Berkeley, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Santa Fe. She is a cancer survivor and a Master in Social Work.

Write To Heal

The Cancer Foundation for New Mexico

A FREE writing workshop based on (but not limited by) the life-changing diagnosis of cancer. Sponsored by the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico Seven Tuesdays, July 23 through September 3, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. The intent of this group for cancer patients and survivors is to experience “Expressive Writing” as a way of healing. While writing may not cure, it can heal, according to scientific studies. Writing with others on parallel paths will be our avenue to reclaim our voices, and reconnect with our lives. Everyone is welcome: if you have never written, or if you have always written. Registration is required and space is limited. To Register: Please contact Joanne Brown:[masked] or [masked] Group Facilitator Joanne Fay Brown, MSW, has led Amherst Writers & Artists workshops in Berkeley, Oaxaca, Mexico, and Santa Fe. She is a cancer survivor and a Master in Social Work.

Public Poetry Reading by the students of the Community Poetry Class

On July 23rd please join us for a public reading at 5:30pm in Railyard Community Room (behind Site Santa Fe) or if the weather permits in the Railyard Park. RAP Community Poetry Class We have been meeting weekly since June 4th and would love to share our poetry.

The Need - An evening with Helen Phillips

Garcia Street Books

We have just learned that Santa Fe author Ramona Ausubel (Awayland: Stories, Sons and Daughters of Ease, A Guide to Being Born and No One Here but Us) will be joining us at Garcia Street Books as part of the upcoming Helen Phillips event. Ramona will be interviewing Helen about her latest book - The Need. Join us! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ “Unusual...deeply interesting...Phillips has a wickedly funny eye, a fine sense of pacing, a smooth, winning writing style and a great gift for a telling detail... breathtaking and wondrous.” —New York Times Join us at Garcia Street Books on Wednesday, July 24th at 6pm for a reading by author Helen Phillips (The Need, The Beautiful Bureaucrat, Some Possible Solutions). When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it’s the sleep deprivation. She’s been hearing things these days. Startling at loud noises. Imagining the worst-case scenario. It’s what mothers do, she knows. But then the footsteps come again, and she catches a glimpse of movement. In The Need, Helen Phillips has created a subversive, speculative thriller that comes to life through blazing, arresting prose and gorgeous, haunting imagery. Helen's presentation will be immediately followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Seating is limited so RSVP soon! “a master of building slightly askew worlds that resemble our own.” Los Angeles Times ---- Helen Phillips's fifth book, The Need, is forthcoming in 2019 from Simon & Schuster in the U.S., and from Chatto & Windus in the U.K. Helen's short story collection Some Possible Solutions (Henry Holt, 2016) received the 2017 John Gardner Fiction Book Award. Her novel The Beautiful Bureaucrat (Henry Holt, 2015), a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, was a finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her collection And Yet They Were Happy (Leapfrog Press, 2011) was named a notable collection by The Story Prize. Her children’s adventure book Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green (Delacorte Press, 2012) was published internationally as Upside Down in the Jungle. Helen has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, the Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, the Iowa Review Nonfiction Award, the DIAGRAM Innovative Fiction Award, and a Ucross Foundation residency. Her work has been featured on Selected Shorts, at the Brooklyn Museum, and in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and Tin House, among others. Her books have been (or will soon be) translated into Chinese, Korean, Italian, German, Spanish, and Polish. A graduate of Yale and the Brooklyn College MFA program, she is an associate professor at Brooklyn College. Born and raised in Colorado, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, artist Adam Douglas Thompson, and their children.

Past events (1,451)

Poetry Recital - Seeds Under the Tongue by Timothy P. McLaughlin $10

Scottish Rite Masonic Center

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