Aug 04

Check Out Our 2017 Annual Gala Photos

Thanks to the wonderful work of Justin Souza and Photos Just So, we’ve got a beautiful selection of pictures from our fourth annual gala earlier this year: poets, musicians, supporters, artwork from the silent auction, food and drink, and, of course, POETRY. Click here to take a look!

Jul 12

Join or Renew Your Membership Now!

June is the time to renew your membership or become a member for the very first time! Your work helps support poetry throughout Stanislaus County including the donation of new poetry books to elementary schools, Poetry Out Loud (a national recitation contest for high school students), the Aileen Jaffa Poetry Awards, free summer poetry workshops, the publication of new work by Stanislaus County poets, the Modesto Poetry Festival, the Sunday Reading series at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, the 2nd Tuesday Reading series at the Barkin’ Dog in Modesto, and readings and workshops at elementary schools and senior centers. You can find a membership form right in the middle of our home page for your convenience.

Jul 12

Don’t Miss CA Poet Laureate Dana Gioia This Friday

MoSt is excited to announce that California Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia, will be at the Carnegie Arts Center  in Turlock for a reading and conversation.  This event is free and open to all, so please join us for a wonderful evening of poetry. For more information, please see the event page on our calendar!

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.

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