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 March 12, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm featuring Nancy Takacs and Jan Minich!
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
City Art Reading Series, typically first three Wednesdays of every month during the school year at 7 PM at the Salt Lake City Downtown Library. Check their Facebook page for event announcements. This month on 3/13 Rock Canyon Poets members Trish Hopkinson and Tacey Atsitty!
Helicon West open mic for poets and writers, the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month: Thursday, March 14 & 28, from 7 – 9 PM at Logan Library.
LEAP into Science and Poetry – Parents and children ages 5-12, to help kids understand how to think like poets and scientists. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – 4:00pm to 5:00pm at the Chapman Library Branch, 577 S 900 W, Salt Lake City.
Jacqueline Osherow | My Lookalike at the Krishna Temple – poetry reading and book signing. Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm at The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City.
Visual Poetry Series workshop – A series of three standalone workshops to take poetry into the visual medium. Saturdays, March 9, 16 & 23 from 11am – 1pm at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City.
Slam Poetry workshop – local poet RJ Walker leads a workshop on slam poetry. Learn how to compose poetry with its spoken performance in mind as well get tips on performing in public. Cost: $20. Wednesdays, March 20 & 27 from 6 – 8pm at SLCC Community Writing Center in 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 July/August 2019 issue is “Independence,” and the deadline is May 1, 2019.
Quarterly West – open for submissions until April 30, 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.