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Located in the northern Green Mountains in Jeffersonville, Vermont, it is the mission of SPC  to:

  • promote poetry as necessary to the enrichment of our cultural lives;
  • support poets in their work and create audiences for their poetry;
  • provide ways to share poetry throughout the community so that coming generations will develop appreciation and love of poetry. 

THE LATEST NEWS – April, 2014:
Sundog Poetry Center, Inc. has just become a non-profit organization! In order to better serve poets and the community, SPC has just reorganized, and we will now be able to support more offerings and partnerships. Above you will see our revised mission statement, and you can click here to read about our new Board of Directors. To see new workshop offerings, click here or above on the Workshop link – and check back frequently for updates and further developments. The future for Sundog is bright indeed!

UPCOMING APRIL and MAY EVENTS:

Tuesday, April 8 – Poetry Workshop with Tamra J. Higgins – Varnum Library, Main St. Jeffersonville – 6:30 – 8:30 – “The Poetry of Place” is the topic of this two hour workshop sponsored by The Varnum Memorial Library and Cambridge Arts Council. Free and open to the public. No registration required. For novice and experienced writers.

Saturday, April 12 – Poetry, Music, and Delectable Delights! Poetry readings by Tamra J. Higgins and Vermont State Poet Laureate, Sydney Lea. Music by Dale and Darcy Cahill. Desserts and snacks by The Gilded Pear. 7:00 at Visions of Vermont Fine Art Gallery, Main St. Jeffersonville. $5.00 suggested donation per person at the door.

The opening reception for the First Annual Celebration of Arts & Poetry Art Show will be Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 – 8:00 at Burlington City Arts, Gallery 2, Church St. Burlington, Vermont.  Sundog Poetry Center, Wind Ridge Books of Vermont and Burlington City Arts are co-sponsoring this juried art show for artwork inspired by poems by award-winning Daniel Lusk. Please join us!

March 15, 2014 - From Left to Right: Lucy Burdick, Tamra Higgins, Mary Jane Dickerson, David Stauffer, Angela Patten Jenni Johnson, Bob Levinson, Jane Shaw

March 15, 2014 – From Left to Right:
Lucy Burdick, Tamra Higgins, Mary Jane Dickerson, David Stauffer, Angela Patten
Jenni Johnson, Bob Levinson, Jane Shaw

Saturday, May 17 – Poetry, Music, and Delectable Delights! Poetry readings by LN and UVM Professor Emeritus, Mary Jane Dickerson. Music by Patrick Fitzsimmons. Desserts and snacks by The Gilded Pear. 7:00 at Visions of Vermont Fine Art Gallery, Main St. Jeffersonville. $5.00 suggested donation per person at the door.

Workshops offered by SPR can be tailored to your wants and needs. The number of sessions, participants, length of workshop, and even content is discussed and agreed upon ahead of time. Workshops can be geared to the general public, teachers with or

poetry discussionwithout experience in teaching and incorporating poetry into their curriculum, experienced poets, novice poets, or to the lover of poetry who enjoys reading, not writing, poetry. Workshops can also be geared towards regular classroom settings in the accompaniment of a teacher (see workshops) or in small groups with a teacher present: a great way to individualize thinking at sprinstruction and allow those students especially interested in words, language, and poetry to explore beyond the normal classroom experience.

We hope to see you soon!