PRA Branches

Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas (PRA) currently has 11 branches statewide. Find one near you and visit a monthly meeting.

BAXTER COUNTY POETS’ ASSOCIATION – Mountain Home
Meetings:
  TIME  •  4th Friday monthly  •  3rd Friday, Nov. & Dec.
Location: 
Baxter County Library, 300 Library Hill Ln, Mountain Home, AR 72653

President Debra Dail
Vice President Elizabeth Dail
Treasurer George Dreger

DELTA POETS – Helena
Meetings:  
1 p.m.  •  1st Tuesday, September – May  •  No meetings in the summer.
Location:  Phillips Community College, 1000 Campus Rd, Helena, AR 72342

President Vivian Hoskins
Vice President Kathy Dulaney
Secretary-Treasurer Faye Duncan

GIN CREEK POETS – Searcy
Meetings:
 6:30 p.m. • 2nd Thursday monthly
Location:
Conference Room, Simmons 1st National Bank, 401 S Main St, Searcy, AR 72143
Contact: Chris Henderson 501-268-6426

President Christine Henderson
Secretary/Treasurer Amanda Partridge

POETS NORTHWEST – Springdale
Meetings:
  Contact Kate Lacy for meeting time/date.
Location: Contact Kate Lacy for location.

Contact: Kate Lacy 479-442-8028 voicedancer2002@yahoo.com

The Poets Northwest goals are to enjoy poetry, to experience the modern changes in poetry styles decade to decade, and to enhance the maturing of our own poetry writing through friendly critique. 

President Kate Lacy
Vice President Danna Ray
Secretary/Treasurer Harry McDermott

RIVER MARKET POETS – Little Rock
Meetings:  10 a.m.  •  2nd Saturday monthly
Location:  Cox Building, 120 River Market Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
Contact: Laura Loughridge 501-831-0341 or llongh3@gmail.com

President Laura Loughridge
Vice President Barbara Mulkey
2nd Vice President Harding Stedler

RIVER POETS OF BATESVILLE – Batesville
Meetings:  6 p.m.  •  2nd Tuesday monthly
Location: 
UACCB Fine Arts Building, 2005 White Dr, Batesville, AR 72501

President Marla Bennett
Vice President Kitty Smith

ROUNDTABLE POETS OF HOT SPRINGS – Hot Springs
Meetings:
 1:30 pm  •  2nd Thursday monthly
Location:  Garland County Library, 1427 Malvern Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
Contact: John Crawford 501-802-0315 docshakespeare@gmail.com

President John Crawford
Vice President Bethel Kay Kymes
Treasurer Delores Hinde
Parliamentarian Marie Allison
Historian Linda Woodberry
Counselor Terry Rutledge

SALINE COUNTY BRANCH – Benton
Meetings:  1 p.m.  •  4th Saturday, Jan.–May & Sept.–Oct.  •  3rd Saturday, Nov. & Dec.  •  No meetings in the summer.
Location:  Ashley Street Fire Station, 220 S Main St, Benton, AR 72015
Contact: Dennis Patton 501-847-5328 patton_dr@hotmail.com

President Dennis Patton
Vice President Don Crowson
Secretary-Treasurer Cathy Parker
Sunshine Cathy Parker
Chaplain Don Crowson

SILOAM SPRINGS WRITERS – Siloam Springs
Meetings:  6 p.m.  •  2nd Monday monthly
Location: First Baptist Church, West Entrance, 2000 W. Dawn Hill Rd, Siloam Springs, AR 72761

President Gene Linzey
Vice President Ted Weathers
Secretary Rachel Kulp
Treasurer Jane Weathers
Publicity Rosemary Matthews
SOUTH ARKANSAS POETS OF THE PINES – El Dorado
Meetings:  5:30 p.m.  •  1st Thursday monthly
Location:  Barton Library, 200 E 5th St, El Dorado, AR 71730
President Janet Ryan
Vice President Donna Henson
Secretary Melanie Moses
Treasurer Jim Barton
Historian/PRA Rep Marilyn Joyner
TWO RIVERS POETRY SOCIETY OF FORT SMITH – Fort Smith
Meetings: 2:30 p.m. • 3rd Thursday monthly
Location: Sweet Bay Coffee Shop, 3400 Rogers Avenue #110, Fort Smith, AR 72903
President Mary Sangster
ONLINE POETRY GROUP
Meetings: This online group is perfect for people who want to be involved in poetry, but who do not live near a current branch.
Location: Emails between group members
For More Information Email: Kate Lacy
GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING BRANCHES
  1.   Have a minimum of 5 dues-paying members of PRA
  2.  Establish regular meeting dates for the study of poetry and encouragement of poets
  3.  Adopt PRA State Constitution
  4.  Elect officers who are current members of PRA.