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02-26-2010 Noon Symposium to present "Poets of the Pines"

On March 10th, enjoy a poetry reading featuring original works by Poets of the Pines while learning more about poetry and this wonderful group. 

Program begins at Noon

SouthArk Center for Workforce Development, 3698 E. Main

South Arkansas Poets of the Pines was organized in June 2009 at Barton Library by Jim Barton as a branch of Poets Roundtable of Arkansas. Jim has been a member of PRA since 2007, and he wanted to offer a poetry avenue for the southern portion of Arkansas. The purpose of the organization is to teach, study and celebrate the art and craft of poetry and to support poets and poetry especially in our home state of Arkansas.  Poets of the Pines currently boasts 16 members from El Dorado, Camden, Hampton, Bearden, Silver Hill, Quinn and Huttig who study poetic forms, critique work, share their writing, hold contests and try to spread the joy of good poetry through community outreach. 

Poets of the Pines are helping to sponsor five contests for Arkansas students this year, as well as a contest for all Arkansas residents in the annual Arkansas Poetry Day celebration in October.

Bring your lunch and spend your break learning something new!  Drinks & desserts furnished by SouthArk.