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!
UPCOMING EVENTS for Utah County
Rock Canyon Poets poetry reading & open mic every 2nd Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Pioneer Book in Provo, this month on November 12 Inspired Book Release Party & Open Mic Night.
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
- Robin Becker and Natasha Sajé at the Salt Lake City Public Library, Nov 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm.
Poetry Series: Kara Van De Graaf and Mahtem Shiferraw – Free readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Kim T. Adamson Alumni House on the Westminster College campus, 1840 South 1300 East, and are followed by book signings and receptions.
Mount Olympus Center Poetry: Thurs., Nov. 7 & 21 1:00-2:30
Come read, discuss and share poetry. 1635 East Murray-Holladay Rd
Millcreek, UT 84117.
Kanab Writers Conference Nov. 7 – 9. Registration is open now.
Katherine Coles and Matty Layne Glasgow at Weller Book Works at Trolley Square in SLC, Nov 11, 2019 at 06:30 pm (Mon).
Susan Briante and Aimee Parkison Reading – Presented by University of Utah Guest Writers Series and Hivemind Bookclub of Salt Lake City at Finch Lane Gallery at the Art Barn, Salt Lake City UT. Nov 14, 2019 at 07:00 pm – 08:00 pm (Thu)
Sugar Slam every 2nd Thursday at Watchtower Cafe in SLC at 8 PM. Sugar Slam fting Enan Whitby! Open mic beforehand. Nov. 14.
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.
Peculiar Journal – Utah-based literary journal for LGBTQ+ writers and artists. Deadline: Dec. 8 2019.
Utah Life call for poems: extended the deadline for poems on the theme of “Love and Romance” to Nov. 18. That collection of poetry will publish in our January/February 2020 issue. Following in our March/April 2020 issue will be poems on the theme of “The Winter/Spring Face-Off.” That deadline is Jan. 1.
Western Humanities Review – open to submissions year round.
For more national submission calls, visit https://trishhopkinson.com.
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.