Jun 21

2017 Summer/Fall Poetry Workshops

Join us for some outstanding summer poetry workshops at the Downtown Modesto Library! All workshops are FREE TO THE PUBLIC with materials and inspiration provided. Sponsored by Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center and the Stanislaus County Library, these poetry workshops cover a wide range of topics and feature MoSt Board members sharing their writing wisdom with the community:

July 1 – Making a Poem: The Beauty of Form

August 26 – Delving into a Different Self: Persona Poetry

September 23: Blackout and Erasure Poetry

October 14: Sharing the Common Amazement: Poetry Dialogue and Co-Creation

Apr 25

Congratulations to Stanislaus County Youth Poets!

This year, MoSt Poetry was thrilled to be involved again at the local level in the national youth poetry recitation competition Poetry Out Loud. MoSt board members put in hours of volunteer work at local high schools, making presentations and mentoring competitors, and the hard work of students and board members alike paid off–our Stanislaus County winner, Nicholas Panyanouvong, took second runner-up in the state-level competition on March 13th in Sacramento. Nicholas is a freshman at James C. Enochs High School, so we hope he will be encouraged by his success and decide to compete again next year.

For more information about this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition, please read the official press release from California Arts Council. You can also find some videos and photos on the California Poetry Out Loud Facebook page.

Apr 01

Benefit Gala Tickets Now Available Online

2017GalaPoster-FinalYou can now buy tickets online for our annual gala, to be held on Sunday, April 30th at the Barkin’ Dog Grill. Join us for food and drink, music, a silent auction, and poetry. Funds raised at this benefit will help MoSt Poetry Center to continue to bring poetry to schools, senior centers, and community organizations. Just this year, we have held our annual poetry festival in February, created a chapbook for young adult poets, and more.

Join us for music, poetry, food, and wine. Silent auction items to include gift baskets, arts and crafts, gift certificates, and more!

Tickets are $20 each; includes food and beverage. Visit mostbenefit.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets, or you can buy them at the door.

Mar 26

Save the Date for our Annual Gala!

Please join us for Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center’s 5th Annual Benefit, Sunday, April 30, 2017!

Our annual benefit will be held from 2-5 p.m. at the Barkin’ Dog Grill. Join us for an afternoon of music, food and drink, poetry fun and games, a silent auction, and supporting the arts in our area.

Tickets will be available sooner than soon online and from MoSt members. All proceeds will benefit the work of MoSt as we continue to promote poetry throughout Stanislaus County with poetry contests, the Modesto Poetry Festival, publications, poetry readings throughout the region, Poetry-on-the-Spot, and many other activities.

If you would like to help with the planning of this event, please contact us at info@mostpoetry.org. We’d love to have you be a part of making this event a success!

Mar 10

Aileen Jaffa Young Poets Contest is Open!

Check out our contests section for information on the Aileen Jaffa Young Poets Contest, a poetry competition for K-12 students in Stanislaus County! Winners will be honored with cash prizes and will be invited to read their work in a ceremony at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock on Sunday, May 21st. Read more about it on the contest page, download the entry form, and please feel free to spread the word!

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