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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 serve central Illinois and have been doing so since 1993.

Our goal is to inspire and support the literary arts.

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

Springfield Poets & Writers will celebrate its 25th anniversary on October 6, 2018. 
Schedule of events:
1-3 PM    A spoken word open mic at the Vachel Lindsay House
3-5 PM    A downtown walkabout featuring readings at (and about) outdoor art works (instructions for participation can be found here!)
5-7 PM    A reception with cash bar at Robbie's Restaurant, 4 South Old State Capitol Plaza, downtown Springfield (our open mic host since October 2010)


Vachel Lindsay Home                      Past President Hugh Moore
            Navigating the Maze