PROGRAMS

 
 
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MONTHLY POETRY WORKSHOPS

North Florida Poetry Hub hosts FREE, OPEN TO EVERYONE on-line poetry and writer's workshops where you can bring your words to share, ask for critique if desired, hold discussions with like-minded people or just hang out if you want to. Bring your pen and paper, a favorite beverage. Writing prompts are a fun and creative favorite activity on these relaxing evenings. 

Two regularly scheduled workshops held each month are the first Thursday - Open Forum and the third Tuesday is Poetry Hub on Zoom. RSVP Facebook or Meetup.com

CHAPTER PROJECTS

 

POETRY WALK - DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE

Public Display of North Florida Poetry Hub Member's Poetry

Hope At Hand hosts JAX Poetry Fest each year in Jacksonville. This consists of all kinds of cool poetry events ranging from workshops, live poetry performances and in April of 2021, a Poetry Walk. North Florida Poetry Hub members wrote special poems for the occasion and Hope At Hand had sandwich boards created which were displayed at various venues on the sidewalks and parks in downtown Jacksonville. Awesome! 


These sandwich board signs will also be used at future events by Hope At Hand and North Florida Poetry Hub. Haiku poems written by NFPH members were also included on the Haiku Wall downtown. Another awesome benefit of being a member of the North Florida Poetry Hub!

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OUR MEMBERS LEARN HOW TO AND PUBLISH THEIR OWN BOOKS OF POETRY:

THE POET'S PEN PROJECT

Each of our members is encouraged to collaborate with the assistance of experienced published authors at NFPH to self-publish a volume of the Chapter's limited edition "The Poet's Pen". Every collection of poetry is unique - and range from zines to chapbooks. The books  are designed and created collaboratively by the poet with the assistance of another experienced, previously published NFPH member.

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CHARITY PROJECTS

Nursing Home Poetry Holiday Cards ~ Poetry Scrolls

In 2020 our Chapter members collaborated with Hope-At-Hand for the first Holiday Card Project. Through this collaborative effort, 300 originally designed cards were donated to local nursing homes in the Jacksonville area in order to brighten and cheer the residents with holiday poetry and festive greetings.  The cards designed by Hope-At-Hand and NFPH were filled with poetry written by Chapter members and Hope-At-Hand poetry therapy students. The project is funded through the generosity of Hope-At-Hand.

Poetry Scrolls:  In April of 2021 we created poetry scrolls that included poetry written by our members and donated over 600 scrolls to four area nursing homes in honor of National Poetry Month.

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PAM JAM JAX

2021

PAM Jam Jax is happening during the Fall of 2021, a collaboration of local Poets, Artists & Musicians Spreading Joy!  With the successful launch of the Inaugural PAM Jam in St. Augustine, this exciting ongoing program is expanding to Jacksonville with opportunities for creatives in the community to work together on a fun project that inspires artistic expression, encourages hope & healing, promotes their products & services, and raises funds for local charities.  

Check out the website to see what the Buzz is all about: pam-jam.com


Come "Join in the Jam" and Zoom in on a NFPH meeting to find out more! 

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RISING MOON PRESS

We have  an on-going working relationship with a small press publishing company who works one-on-one with our poets to publish their own books of poetry and help their dreams become a reality!


* This access to an editor and publisher expertise for advice and assistance is a part of our membership benefit.

 
 

IF YOU WANT TO  JOIN US ~ IT'S EASY

If you're not a member yet and want to join our Chapter to take advantage of all of our fantastic benefits, it's easy. Just download and fill out form and mail it with your check to FSPA at the address on the form. Then email us or use the "contact us" form and let us know you've signed up!
* The FSPA membership year runs from date of application not Jan-Dec, so no need to wait, join today!

 

CONTACT US

North Florida Poetry Hub
C/O Hope At Hand
3886 Atlantic Blvd,
Jacksonville, FL 32207

904-540-9425

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Our Sponsor

North Florida Poetry Hub is a chapter of the Florida State Poets Association and was created by the local nonprofit Hope at Hand, Inc. to support and help the arts flourish for poets, writers and lovers of all things poetic and artistic in the North Florida region.
POETRY. WELLNESS. HOPE ~  Hope At Hand is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides art and poetry sessions to vulnerable and at-risk youth populations. Using creativity, language, art and therapeutic approaches, we facilitate healing and personal growth for children and adolescents.

 

North Florida Poetry Hub is Funded in Part by Generous Donations From

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