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visiting our website. 

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.
The age of Coronavirus and the permanent closure of our beloved real-world venue, Robbie's Restaurant, has halted our in-person events, but Springfield Poets and Writers continues to host a monthly open mic, on the third Wednesday of every month, via Zoom Cloud Meeting. Link information for the January 20, 2021 "Poetry in Cyberspace: SPW Open Mic" is posted below.
Poetry in CyberSpace: SPW Open Mic
Time: Jan 20, 2021  06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 847 2863 4230
Passcode: 069932
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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.