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We are a nonprofit literary organization based in Springfield

, Illinois, home of our 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln. We are prou

d to have served central Illinois since 1993,

inspiring and supporting the literary arts.

 Since 1999, our annual teen poetry anthology, Navigating the Mazehas reac
hed teens, their families and friends, and others around the world.

In Spring 2021, Springfield Poets and Writers will participate in The NEA Big Read Sangamon County with other area arts, education and public groups. For more information, visit The Big Read Sangamon County page.
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During the age of Coronavirus, the Springfield Poets and Writers monthly open mic continues, on the third Wednesday of every month, via Zoom Cloud Meeting. Link information for the April 21, 2021 "Poetry in Cyberspace: SPW Open Mic" is posted below. This session -- another event related to the Big Read 2021 -- is dedicated to writings inspired by nature or Earth Day (April 22). 

Read about our March 17 online event are available on our Big Read 2021 Poets & Painters Event page. A PDF (32 pages) of the program book for the event can be downloaded from that page. 
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Poetry in CyberSpace: SPW Open Mic
Time: Apr 21, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting 
(copy both lines together-- no spaces  -- into your browser address window)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83287111325?pwd=SFViZ1cxSC9Hb3RGYWJKREc0NCtLUT09
          or just use this TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/h7s9j9b6
If you have the Zoom app on your device, you can just enter these numbers:
Meeting ID: 832 8711 1325
Passcode: 972389
One tap mobile (from your phone, for an audio connection)
+13126266799,,83287111325#,,,,*972389# US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcMyHWT5Ra 
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Vachel Lindsay Home                      Past President Hugh Moore
            Navigating the Maze


The image below is the winning 25th anniversary t-shirt graphic designed by SPW member SamBDavis. It will be available on t-shirts soon through Zazzle.com.