Welcome to the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center!

The Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center is dedicated to promoting poetry throughout Stanislaus County and to promoting Stanislaus County through poetry. Since our inception in January of 2013, we have held several readings at senior centers, run a poetry workshop for second graders, established a quarterly reading series at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, and are actively working to establish poetry connections with Modesto Junior College’s Quercus Review Press and with Community Hospice.

For more information on our activities, click on “Activities” in the menu bar.


February 4th is the Modesto Poetry Festival!

2017_mostflyerEach year in February we organize and hold an all-day poetry festival featuring workshops, readings, and a featured poet. This year, we are proud to welcome featured poet Susan Wooldridge as our guest poet and workshop leader.

Join us on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Modesto for a day of poetry, learning, and inspiration! Click on the image at right to download the PDF flyer, and you can click here to download the registration form (which also has details about this year’s festival poetry contest–the contest deadline is Jan. 11).


Become a MoSt member!

It’s easy to start supporting poetry in your community. Just download and print our membership form and mail it in with your tax-deductible contribution, or pay below via PayPal. Family and student memberships available!

Click here or on the image at left for the printable form.

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