For more than 40 years, Georgia Poetry Society has been stimulating a finer appreciation of poetry, as well as giving its member-poets professional development opportunities, networking opportunities and ways to shine. We had Pulitzer prize winner Jericho Brown as our featured speaker for the quarterly meeting a month or so before the pandemic. Several GPS poets have been published in “The Reach of Song” and have won awards at the national level.
We want to continue offering these opportunities for poets. But if we don’t have volunteer support, that storied history will come to an end.
- we have no president
- we have no Secretary
- we have no editor for “The Reach of Song”
- we have no membership chair
The current secretary has agreed to be voted on as the new treasurer since no one else will come forward to shoulder that vital responsibility. The next quarterly meeting, via Zoom, is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 21 (more details to come!)
We have great needs – but also great opportunities. We want this to be the organization poets in Georgia need and deserve, but we can’t do it without your help.
Please reach out to us for ways YOU can help!
For over 40 years, the Georgia Poetry Society has been a haven for poets to grow, develop and shine. However, our organization’s future hangs in the balance. This is an urgent call to action. Without volunteer support, our esteemed history will come to an end. We need help to continue offering professional development and networking opportunities to poets in Georgia. We have great needs and opportunities, but they can only be realized with your help. We implore you to consider donating your time and talents to the Georgia Poetry Society.
If you you are willing to donate your time and talents to GPS, please reply to this email. We will greatly appreciate you!
- Sept. 27: Ekphrastic Poetry in the Gallery, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Write vivid descriptions narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting with Theresa Davis. Free. Artsxchange, 2148 Newnan St, East Point. https://www.artsxchange.org/upcomingevents
- Oct. 11: Author Talk | Exploring Latin Women Authors, 7 p.m.Join Sandra Guzmán, editor of ‘Daughters of Latin America’; as she discusses the groundbreaking anthology of Latin women authors,poetry and fiction. Online zoom, coordinated by Gwinnett County Public Libraryhttps://gwinnettpl.libnet.info/event/9121092 Registration is required. You do not need to have a library card to join.
- Oct. 13: XChange Open Mic featuring Jill Spisak, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Artsxchange, 2148 Newnan St, East Point.
- Oct. 14: Acworth Book and Live Storytelling Festival, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at The Rosenwald School in Doyal Hill Park, (4410 Cherokee St. Acworth, Ga.). The theme this year is: “Words and Stories of Many Voices.”
- Oct. 14: Saturday Writers Workshop with Jill Spisak. 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Artsxchange, 2148 Newnan St, East Point. $5. at the door.