PSI gathered at Anderson Public Library this past Saturday, May 13, for our Spring Meet. A huge thanks to Last Stanza Poetry Club for being EXCELLENT hosts! Our theme was "The Comforts of Home," and they certainly played it to the hilt! They served us mounds of delicious homecooked comfort food and decorated with vintage tablecloths and antiques that were alter given away as door prizes. Tom Barmes entertained us with his original songs about his family. Premiere Poet Michael Erdelen handed out envelopes with quotes about the significance of poetry. We opened and read these inspiring messages aloud in turn. Our round robin portion featured family memories. Each member told a story, read a poem, or shared a treasured possession from their family's past.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO
To mark our 75 years as a dynamic and dedicated organization, we are in the process of creating the 75th Anniversary Anthology.
From now until May 31, 2017, we will be accepting two poems from current and prior ISFPC/PSI Members for publication. By your submissions, you are agreeing that the organization will hold printing rights to these submissions until the anthology is published, then, the rights go back to the author. Email poems to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach your poem as a docx (this is a type of Word document) or paste them into the body of your email. Please note in the subject line: “Anthology Poems” and include in the body of the email your contact information. Please also include a very brief biography to be included in the anthology. Contact any of the Board Members if you have questions.
Don't forget! PSI (ISFPC) Spring Meet is this Saturday!
May 13, 10a-4p
Anderson Public Library
Last Stanza Poetry Association
It's great if you register so we have a head count, but walk-ins are most welcome, too!
The theme is “The Comforts of Home.” Instead of special guests or presentations, the day will be a celebration of family stories and nostalgia. Bring poems you’ve written of memories that are funny or touching, or simply tell a story of a time or event in your life that is meaningful to you. Bring photos of your childhood, family, and ancestors. We’ll have plenty of homemade food for lunch, made by members of your host group, Last Stanza Poetry Association. Tom Barmes will entertain with his folksy songs after lunch. The vintage table coverings and decorations will be given as prizes when we’re ready to end the meeting.
The Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and creative process of poetry.