Meetings are held two times a year in different parts of the state to enable as many people to attend as possible. September in Midcoast area, May in Portland area. There will be one poetry contest for members. The contest will be either form or topic, at the will of the particular judge and his/her interests. Meetings are scheduled from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

NEXT MEETING: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Belfast Library

Format: Fairy Tale/Popular Culture (24-line limit). Refer to a fairy tale and use some recognizable aspect of pop culture. While innovative uses of "Cinderella" or "Snow White" are great, feel free to Google a list of less well-known tales. You can also look for models on and there's a journal called The Fairy Tale Review. Anne Sexton's Transformations is another source for models and ideas. Have fun!
Judge: Jeri Theriault

1. Coffee and registration 9:30-10:00
2. Brief general meeting 10:00 -10:15
3. Open Mic reading (this replaces reading in the round). Bring one poem you'd like to share with the group. First readers will be those who have NOT entered our contest, followed by anyone else, including guests. 10:15 - 10:45
4. Writing Prompt! Yes, that is correct- a chance to do some writing together. 10:45-11:45
5. Lunch - noon
6. Contest: 24-line limit. Awarding of prizes; judge reads her own work. 1:00-2:45
7. Clean up and departure.

Guests are welcome!

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