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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Missouri Poet Laureate Walter Bargen and St. Louis Writers Guild Poetry Contest

From the St. Louis Writers Guild:


On Saturday, June 7, from 10 am until noon, St. Louis Writers Guild will host WALTER BARGEN, Missouri Poet Laureate, who will present a talk titled "The First Line is the Poem." You do not want to miss this historic opportunity to meet our first Poet Laureate and also learn what he has to say about poetry.

This event will take place at Barnes & Noble-Crestwood, 9618 Watson Road, Crestwood, MO 63126. The presentation will include readings and books will be available for purchase and signing. Admission is free for SLWG members. The $5 fee for non-members will be fully credited toward dues if application is made within 30 days. Please help spread the word. We owe WALTER BARGEN a strong audience.

For information, visit: For a chance at a $10 gift card from Barnes & Noble, please register to attend at:

What better time to remind you that our annual Deane Wagner Poetry Contest is open for submissions now through June 14? This is one of our two legacy contests, having run for decades. It has brought in entries throughout the US and abroad and has been mentioned in many national magazines and on websites that feature reputable writing contests. (We consider this and our short story contest major assets of SLWG). Local writers have been greatly advantaged this year by the opportunities to attend the poetry program that was presented in April by the judge, and also by this coming event featuring Missouri's Poet Laureate. Printable guidelines are available at:

We hope to see you,
Claire Applewhite
Publicity Chair
Saint Louis Writers Guild

1 comment:

Janet Grace Riehl said...

Wasn't it just the most wonderful time? What was your favorite part?

Janet Riehl