We have an extremely active community with regular, monthly and special events throughout Florida, including poetry readings, workshops, open mic events and poetry slams. Members can find what’s happening in their communities by connecting with their local chapters. We also regularly post meetings and events on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
MONTHLY CHAPTER EVENTS:
Following are monthly events hosted by FSPA Chapters and Members-at-Large. Unless otherwise noted, all are free. If you have questions for any of our chapter presidents, find their contact information here.
- Miami Poets meet for the Miami Poets Soirée each FIRST WEDNESDAY from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Pinecrest Library. “Bring your poems to read or poetry by favorite poets. We often get philosophical; discuss what poetry means, now and through the ages. And best of all, we reveal how poetry enhances our lives. Anything goes so long as poetry is in the equation. Each soirée is an act of creation.”
TOMOKA POETS (Ormond Beach):
Tomoka Poets meet every 2nd WEDNESDAY at 5 PM and on the 2ND WEDNESDAY of every month at Ormond Beach Library. “Bring 10-12 copies of any poem you’d like to have critiqued.”
TOMOKA POETS hold an open mic on the 4TH TUESDAY of every month from 7-9 PM at Barnes & Noble in Daytona.
NEW RIVER POETS (Wesley Chapel):
- New River Poets meet on the 3RD SATURDAY of every month, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Wesley Chapel from 1:00 – 4:30.
- Learn more about New River Poets on their Facebook page @NewRiverPoets.
NORTH FLORIDA POETRY HUB (Jacksonville):
- North Florida Poetry Hub meets monthly at Hope at Hand, 3886 Atlantic Blvd. Jacksonville. For dates and times of the monthly meeting as well as other special events, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/North-Florida-Poetry-Hub-1129326707195279/. (Monthly meetings are for ages 16+.)
LIVE POETS (Daytona Beach):
- Live Poets Society of Daytona Beach meet on the THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month to share and critique in the Volusia County Public Library (main branch) from 4:00 to 6:00. (Main Library: 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach FL 32114) “Come share your passion for poetry!”
- Orlando Area Poets meet n the 3RD THURSDAY of each month at the Maitland Public Library at 6:30 PM. “Bring poems for critique and help critique others’ poems.”
SUNSHINE POETS (Crystal River):
- Sunshine Poets meet the 2nd SATURDAY of every month, at 10 AM, at the Coastal Region Library, located at 8619 W. Crystal St., Crystal River, FL.
EVENTS BY FSPA MEMBERS-AT-LARGE:
The Dan Pels and Mary Jane Poetry Show (The NEW Dan Pels Poetry Show)
- Monthly 3rd Saturday Event at The Hub on Canal 5:00 – 6:30
(This event runs in-season (not year-round), starting in January. Check our social media pages and The Hub Website for upcoming events and featured poets.)
“DEAR FRIENDS, POETS, ARTISTS, DANCERS, DREAMER. POETRY AND ART LOVERS: “Leave your taxes and tears at the door of your accountant and Come cheer very young poets (practically babies), and matured poets. Come and laugh, wonder, dream and be entertained with words and by the singing of Shannon Rae. The afternoon will be so delightful, you’ll want to stay for dinner. The HUB NORMALY CLOSES AT 5 ON SATURDAYS BUT WILL BE OPEN FOR US. UNTIL 6:30. A charge of $5.00 will be asked at the door. Well worth it!
We Hope to see you April 15th.
DAVID AXELROD AND THE CREATIVE HAPPINESS INSTITUTE:
- Check in with the Creative Happiness Calendar for special poetry events hosted by David Axelrod and The Creative Happiness Institute.
MAINSTREET ART & CULTURE SLAM:
- MainStreet Art & Culture Slam on the FIRST SATURDAY of every month at Cinematique in Daytona! An open mike will follow.
NEW DELAND POETS:
- Hosted by Kevin Campbell: New DeLand Poets meet every SECOND SUNDAY at the DeLand Public Library from 1:15 up to 4:30. From event organizer, Noir Jente: “Come share your poems and spoken word! A great place to workshop and perfect your reading and performance. Be entertained and mentored by local, regional, and nationally acclaimed writers as they share their work. New DeLand Poets is affiliated with the Florida State Poets Association and also has ties to Poetry Slam, Inc.”
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