Events

Dr. Lily Peter Spring Celebration

Dr. Lily Peter Spring Celebration 2018 will be held April 14, 2018, at the Cox Building, third floor, in the Little Rock River Market area, 120 River Market Avenue. The event will be hosted by PRA. Registration will begin at 9:15.

Jo McDougall will be the featured speaker. She has won numerous awards including: Ad Astra poetry contest winner; Finalist, Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest; Arkansas’s Porter Prize for Literary Excellence; DeWitt Wallace/Reader’s Digest Award; fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Arkansas Arts Council; Teacher of the Year, Pittsburg State University chapter of Sigma Tau Delta; Honorable Mention, Academy of American Poets Prize; poems included in exhibit at Abrons Arts Center, New York City; guest reader, International Poetry Forum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; nominated for Pushcart Prize; induction into the Arkansas Writers’ Hall of Fame, 2006; named Honorary Chancellor for National Federation of State Poetry Societies, 2017.

NFSPS Annual Meeting

May 31 – June 3, 2018
Columbine, Co

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Contest entries are due March 15, 2018.  See details at nfsps.com.

Poetry Day

October 13, 2018
Little Rock, AR
Host – PRA
Poetry Day 2018 will be held October 13, 2018, at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in the Little Rock River Market area, 401 President Clinton Avenue. The event will be hosted by PRA. Featured speaker will be Pat Durmon of Norfork, Arkansas. Pat is an accomplished poet and has just released her fourth poetry book–Women, Resilient Women. Amanda Partridge of Searcy, Arkansas, will be Poetry Day Chair; and Marie Allison of Hot Springs, Arkansas, will be Poetry Day Contest Chair.