Fri, Oct 14|
Alabama 4-H Center
Fall 2022 Workshop & Awards
Welcome back to live events! Join us for socializing, nature, learning, food, and--of course--poetry! We have a fun day (plus evening) planned for our first in-person event in over two years. We can't wait to see you there! Can't join us in person? Register for workshops and awards via Zoom!
Time & Location
Oct 14, 2022, 6:00 PM – Oct 15, 2022, 4:30 PM
Alabama 4-H Center, 892 Four H Rd, Columbiana, AL 35051, USA
About the Event
Beautiful lodge with luxury rooms. ($90 per night, $99.90 with tax) Rooms have 2 queen beds.
Members book their own rooms by calling 205-669-4241. Tell the staff member that you are with the Alabama State Poetry Society group.
**PLEASE book rooms as soon as possible, as our block of rooms may fill up quickly. Rooms are being held only until Sept. 30.**
Welcome back to live events! This meeting will be FREE to all current members, or you can become a member now for $20 and come for FREE, as well as receiving all the other benefits of being a member!
If you can't join us in person, please register for the Zoom ticket. We will have the Saturday workshops with Jackie and Ashley, as well as our afternoon awards presentations, available via Zoom. Zoom link and passcode will be sent in your confirmation email upon registration.
Registration is required for in-person and virtual attendees using the link below.
**PLEASE register for the meeting as soon as possible, as we need to get numbers to the venue. Registration Deadline for in-person attendance is Sept. 30.**
If you have any questions, including dietary requests, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About our Presenters
Jacqueline Allen Trimble lives and writes in Montgomery, Alabama. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow (Poetry), a Cave Canem Fellow, and an Alabama State Council on the Arts Literary Fellow. For more than thirty-five years she has taught numerous subjects in the English discipline. In addition to her academic work, her poetry has appeared in various journals including Poetry Magazine, The Louisville Review, The Offing, and Poet Lore, and has also been featured by Poetry Daily, The Rumpus, and Duke University’s Hart Leadership Program. Published by NewSouth Books, American Happiness, her debut poetry collection, was named the Best Book of 2016 by the inaugural Seven Sisters Book Awards and won the 2016 Balcones Poetry Prize. Her newest poetry collection, How to Survive the Apocalypse, launched in August 2022. Randall Horton writes about the collection, “Not since Carolyn Rogers have we heard a voice this bold buttressed by poetic craft. It’s all here—the energy and excitement of Black idiom reimagined as contemporary art, the beautiful defiance of a balled fist disguised as love.” Trimble is currently Professor of English and chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures at Alabama State University.
Ashley M. Jones is Poet Laureate of the state of Alabama (2022-2026). She received an MFA in Poetry from Florida International University (FIU). Her poems and essays appearing many venues, including CNN, the Academy of American Poets, POETRY, Tupelo Quarterly, Prelude, Steel Toe Review, Fjords Review, Poets Respond to Race Anthology, and PMSPoemMemoirStory (where her work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016). She was an editor of PANK Magazine. Her debut poetry collection, Magic City Gospel, was published by Hub City Press in January 2017 and won the silver medal in poetry in the 2017 Independent Publishers Book Awards. Her second book, dark // thing, won the 2018 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize for Poetry from Pleiades Press. Her third collection, REPARATIONS NOW! debuted in September 2021 from Hub City Press. She won the 2018 Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize from Backbone Press, and she is the 2019 winner of the Lucille Clifton Legacy Award from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Jones is a recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and a 2020 Alabama Author award from the Alabama Library Association. She has been featured on news outlets including Good Morning America, ABC News, and the BBC. She currently lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where she is founding director of the Magic City Poetry Festival, board member of the Alabama Writers Cooperative and the Alabama Writers Forum, co-director of PEN Birmingham, and a faculty member in the Creative Writing Department of the Alabama School of Fine Arts. Jones is also a member of the Core Faculty at the Converse University Low Residency MFA Program. She recently served as a guest editor for Poetry Magazine. In 2022, she received a Poet Laureate Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets.
Includes all events: Friday evening round robin, Saturday workshops, lunch, nature walk, and awards.
Join us via Zoom for Saturday's workshops and awards!