Located in the northern Green Mountains in Jeffersonville, Vermont, it is the mission of SPC to:
- promote poetry as vital to our democracy and 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 – March, 2014:
Sundog Poetry Center, LLC is becoming a non-profit organization! In order to better serve poets and the community, SPC is in the midst of organizational changes that will 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!
NEW EVENT! Sundog Poetry, Wind Ridge Books of Vermont and Burlington City Arts are co-sponsoring a juried art show for artwork (any media) inspired by a poem by award-winning Daniel Lusk. Each entry should be connected with a poem in Lusk’s newest book, Kin. Entrants will receive the book upon registration. Click here for an overview and here for specific guidelines. This is sure to be a great show!
Mark your calendars for the spring series of Poetry, Music, and Delectable Delights! The dates are set for the spring evenings: March 15, April 12, and May 17. You are invited to join us at the beautiful fine art gallery, Visions of Vermont, Main St. in Jeffersonville, Vermont, and listen to Vermont’s best poetry and music while tasting the culinary masterpieces of The Gilded Pear catering. On March 15, Poet Angela Patten will join us. On April 12, Vermont Poet Laureate, Sydney Lea will read, and on May 17, Mary Jane Dickerson will be the feature poet. These evenings, which all begin at 7:00 pm, provide a place and time for everyone in the community (and beyond) to gather and enjoy the arts.
Click here to hear Jenni Johnson, who will be performing at the first 2014 Evening of Poetry, Music, and Delectable Delights! on March 15. Don’t miss her, poet David Stauffer and feature poet, Angela Patten!
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 without 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 instruction and allow those students especially interested in words, language, and poetry to explore beyond the normal classroom experience.
We hope to see you soon!