Poetry Happens – Utah December 2018 events and calls

Welcome to the new Utah monthly edition of Poetry Happens, brought to you by Rock Canyon Poets. Each edition will include poetry happenings and other announcements coming up in Utah, with highlights specifically for Utah county. And tune in on KRCL Radioactive the first Wednesday of every month for announcements and feature poet reading!


Rock Canyon Poets poetry reading & open mic every 2nd Tuesday at Pioneer Book in Provo, this month on December 11, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, featuring Utah poet and professor Lisa Bickmore.

Saturday Night Slam Series, check their Facebook page for monthly dates, from 7 – 9 PM at the BYU Wilkinson Student Center in Provo

Every Thursday – Speak for Yourself spoken word open mic at Enliten Cafe in Provo, at 7:30 pm


Kristen Tracy reading and signing of her new poetry collection, Half-Hazard. Tracy will be joined in conversation by Brian Evenson at The King’s English Bookshop on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 07:00 pm.

City Art Reading Series, first three Wednesdays of every month at 7 PM at the Salt Lake City Downtown Library.

Nature Poetry Reading on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Salt Lake City Library. The reading will feature poets Alison Deming, Kate Coles, and Paisley Rekdal.

Helicon West open mic for poets and writers, Thursday, December 6 from 7 – 9 PM at Logan Library.

Sugar Slam, every 2nd Thursday at Watchtower Cafe in SLC at 8 PM.

Poetry Open Mic every 2nd Thursday at the Glendale Branch Library in SLC at 7 PM.

LEAP into Science and Poetry at Glendale on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm at the Glendale LIbrary, 1375 Concord St, Salt Lake City.

CALLS FOR POEMS (Utah-based)

Provo Poetry POEMBALL Machine – Send in up to 10 short poems to be included in the POEMBALL Machines in Provo and SLC.

Utah Life Magazine – The theme for the March/April 2019 issue is “Creeks and Rivers,” and the deadline is Jan. 1, 2018. 

Western Humanities Review – open to submissions year round

If you have an event or announcement related to poetry in Utah, please contact us here and we will include it in our next edition.


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