Inspired: A FREE Community Poetry Writing Workshop


Is there a literary work so powerful that it moves you to write, but you just don’t know where to start? A free community poetry writing workshop entitled “inspired” helps participants create a new poem as a response to a literary work (poem, book, or other) that inspires them. Offered in participation with the Utah Humanities Book Festival by Rock Canyon Poets and Pioneer Book, this workshop will be presented in two sessions, followed by a reception and poetry reading. Participants will be encouraged to submit their poem to be included in a printed anthology and contributors will receive a free copy.


Pioneer Book, 450 West Center Provo, Utah 84601

What to Bring

  • Two printed copies of the poem or prose excerpt of the writer/poet you are inspired by. Prose excerpts should be 1 – 2 pages.
  • Pen and paper to write and/or an electronic device to write on (laptop, etc)
  • Drink/snack if you so desire

How to Sign-up

To sign-up, email your name and contact information to Seating is limited. Bring a sample of the author/poet that inspires you and come ready to write!


  • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 at 6pm – Workshop #1: share prompts, craft demonstration, writing exercises
  • Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at 6pm – Workshop #2: share and workshop first draft of poems
  • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at midnight – Final poem submission due for anthology
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 at 6pm – Anthology launch party/reception and poetry reading





Poetry at the Provo Pride Festival! . . . Sept. 19, 2015

Rock Canyon Poets and Peculiar literary magazine have a booth at the Provo Pride Festival! Come by and see us…

  • Add a line to our community poem
  • Sign up for email news and a drawing
  • Info on upcoming events and open mics
  • Meet some of our poets
  • Learn how to become a member
  • Chapbooks for sale (only $5)

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2015

TIME: 10am – 6pm

WHERE: Memorial Park, 800 East Center Street, Provo (directions)