PSC Mission:  To promote the study, writing, and performance of poetry in Colorado.


The Poetry Society of Colorado meets the third Saturday of each month from 10 - 12. A workshop is offered at most meetings. The annual Awards Luncheon is held on the 3rd Saturday of June.​​

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October 20, 2018        

Topic: Characters in Poetry

Facilitator: Nancy Bierman

​Open Contest Form: Tanka contest details


Character poems tell a story about fictional, or actual people, frequently from the viewpoint of the subjects, instead of the poet. We will look at examples of poems that use monologue, dialogue, or third person narrative to develop personalities in the context of a story.  There will be time to experiment with creating our own character poems.             

November 17, 2018   

Topic: The Ways In Which We Transform

Special Feature! Award Winning Slam Poet
Guest Speaker: Erica Nicole 

Members-Only Contest Theme: Compassion contest details


December 15, 2018   

December Open Contest Theme: My Cell Phonecontest details

Holiday Party

Daisie E. Robinson Sweepstakes winner announced and $50 prize given.

(The first, second, and third place winners of the Members-Only Contests of the past year are eligible for the Daisie E. Robinson Sweepstakes.)

January 19, 2019                          
Topic: Ars Poetica

Facilitator: Ann Klaiman

Members-Only Contest Theme: Fences contest details


February 16, 2019                       
Topic: To be determined

Facilitator: Curtis Pierce

February Open Contest Theme: My Colorado contest details

Note: Ann Woodbury Hafen Memorial Contest


March 16, 2019             
Topic: Carl Sandburg and Point of View

Facilitator: Susan Rocco-McKeel

Members-Only Contest Theme: Prejudice contest details


We will examine Carl Sandburg's use of  perspective and point of view. We will experiment applying this to our poetry to affect the impact, nuance or message.


April 20, 2019

Topic: Jane Kenyon—Metaphysical Poet Laureate

Facilitator: Marcel Duclos

April Open Contest Form: Persona Poem or Dramatic Monologue

contest details               

May 18, 2019

Topic: Talking Poetic Turkey

Facilitator: Laurel Becker

May Open Contest Form/Style: Narrative Fable contest details               

June 15, 2019           

Potluck

June Open Contest Theme: Ubi sunt.  contest details

July 20, 2019

Topic: Playshop

Facilitator: Jane Aiello

Note: No poetry contest in July (summer break for judges)


Why work when you can play? Jane Hillson Aiello will lead us through a series of enjoyable activities that will have us writing. Many poets talk about inspiration, but there are myriad other ways to get going than waiting for your muse to appear. These exercises will show us how everyday life can be a source of inventiveness. Bring your pencil - bring your notepad - but most all of bring your inner child. Summertime is the perfect time to explore the playgrounds of our minds.


August 17, 2019

Open Mic

Note: No poetry contest in August (summer break for judges)

September 21, 2019

Topic: Critiquing Poetry

Facilitator: Von Neeld  


Attendees will learn best practices for critiquing poetry, and insights on how to analyze and identify effective poetry. Von Neeld is a seasoned editor and award winning poet. 

PSC Workshops & Contest Calendar

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Meeting Location:

Peebles Prosthetics
909 Wadsworth Blvd

Lakewood, CO 80214