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Welcome to the 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!
UPCOMING EVENTS for Utah County
Rock Canyon Poets poetry reading & open mic every 2nd Tuesday at Pioneer Book in Provo, this month on July 9, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Saturday Night Slam Series, check their Facebook page for monthly dates, from 7 – 9 PM at the BYU Wilkinson Student Center in Provo
UPCOMING EVENTS for Utah
Salty Pond Poets meets at the SLCC Community Writing Center
on the 1st and 3rd Mondays, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Helicon West open mic for poets and writers, summer edition! This month, Thursday, July 25, from 7 – 9 PM at Logan Library.
Events this Month
Booked on 25th and Ogden Pride are excited to be hosting the 4th Annual Ogden Pride Poetry Contest – Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2 PM – 3 PM at Booked on 25th.
Western Musician Brenn Hill and Cowboy Poet Andy Nelson will perform in concert at 7 p.m. July 16, 2019 at Ogden Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave. in Ogden. The two are renowned artists in the western and cowboy culture and are sure to draw a crowd. (More on Cowboy Poetry happenings here: https://blog.cowboypoetry.com)
CALLS FOR POEMS (Utah-based)
Peculiar Journal – Utah-based literary journal for LGBTQ+ writers and artists. Deadline Extended: July 7, 2019.
Provo Poetry POEMBALL Machine – Send in up to 10 short poems to be included in the POEMBALL Machines in Provo and SLC. Open to submissions year round
Utah Life Magazine – The theme for the September/October 2019 issue is “Harvest,” and the deadline hasn’t been posted yet, submit soon!
Sugar House Review – Deadline: July 31, 2019
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.