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This summer, I entered a few poems in the Deane Wagner Poetry Competition, hosted annually by the St. Louis Writers Guild.

And one of my prose poems placed!

“Father Left and Took the House with Him” received an honorable mention. I’m so stoked!

All the winners, honorable mentions, and finalists were invited to read their winning poems at the Guild’s family-friendly open mic, where they were also presented with certificates, prize money, and a copy of the judge’s most recent poetry book. Although not all the winners could make it, everyone there had fun–and of course, the poetry was good.

After the poetry competition winners read, the regular open mic began. All who wanted to read got a chance, and the readings were highly entertaining, and on all manner of things.

If you ever want to go to a St. Louis Writers Guild open mic, they’re held in the evening on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information on open mics and other Guild events, check out the St. Louis Writers Guild web site.


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