~ What We Do ~
We host free bi-monthly Zoom Open Forum and Poetry Hub workshops for critique, sharing and writing. Our regular monthly Chapter meeting is a time reserved for members to come together as a team, review projects, plan for new ones and celebrate successful completions! We welcome visitors and friends. After the meeting we have poetry share, do writing prompts, bring in special speakers, hold open mic's, poetry and book readings by published authors and musicians. In other words, have FUN! Our Chapter participates in interesting art and charity projects with other organizations throughout the Northeast Florida area.
CALENDAR - RSVP ON MEETUP.COM ~
Use the Jacksonville Poetry Meetup Calendar page to find an event. The First Thursday and Third Tuesday of every month North Florida Poetry Hub workshop meetings have gone virtual on Zoom. Click the link button below to jump to the Meetup Calendar page and get started connecting today! RSVP and get your Zoom link via Meetup.
CALENDAR - RSVP ON FACEBOOK.COM
All events are listed on our Facebook page at: northfloridapoetry
Be sure to visit our Facebook Events page to learn about new and exciting events! Click the button below to jump to our Facebook page to RSVP and get your Zoom link via Facebook.
Here are some benefit highlights of your membership:
* Three Memberships in One ($25/year adult, $10/year student**): Annual Membership runs from date of sign-up for 12 months.
North Florida Poetry Hub
Florida State Poets Association, adult and student memberships
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
* Local monthly Chapter meeting and multiple regular, free monthly poetry/writers workshops accessible via Zoom (RSVP on Jacksonville Poetry Meetup) or Facebook Events
* Contributing to Personal Growth as well as Your Community: As a member you join a group of poets and writers who bring opportunities for enjoying and participating in the art of poetic literature; writing, reading in all artistic forms for personal and community cultural growth and enrichment.
* Two Yearly Conventions with Florida State Poets Association
* Local and Regional Open Mic's
* Poetry Slam Contests, adult and student
* Local and State Sponsored Poetry Workshops
* Networking with local and state-wide poets and writers, literary industry connections including nationally recognized published authors, educators, publishers, and other important leaders in the literary field.
* Annual Poetry Contests both FSPA and NFSPA, adult and student contests(discounted entry fees or no-cost for members)
* One of your Poems Published Annually in the FSPA Anthology "Cadance"
* The Twelve Chair Advanced Poetry Course (distance learning program) and other advanced educational opportunities to hone your craft.
* The Poet's Pen - Every member has the opportunity to publish their own limited edition Volume with the assistance of experienced published poets in the Chapter and in collaboration with Rising Moon Press publishing company.
* Your personal website/blog promoted/featured on our chapter website member page.
* Your membership also includes a subscription to these wonderful newsletters:
Florida State Poets Association's six annual issues, "Of Poets And Poetry"
National Federation of State Poetry Society Quarterly "Strophies"
** Definition of a Student: Active student K-12 (including home-schooled), active college, trade school or graduate students, in-progress GED program or ESL students anywhere in Florida. Student must affirm they are so enrolled and provide proof to FSPA if requested.
If you're not a member yet, don't wait to take advantage of the many benefits of our membership! It's easy! Simply download the membership application and follow the directions on the application form. Any questions, please contact Ruth@northfloridapoetryhub.org