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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 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 reac
hed teens, their families and friends, and others around the world.
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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. After October 1st, the information about the October 21, 2020 "Poetry in Cyberspace: SPW Open Mic" will be posted here.
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Our "Writers Workshop for Writers No Longer in A Hurry" will meet on Zoom  Wednesday September 23 at 7 PM CDT. Here are the details:

SPW Writers Workshop
Time: Sep 23, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) until 9 PM

Join Zoom Meeting (Copy and paste the URL into your browser window)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84104889308?pwd=N0UxNWhkeVMwdVZRcDZoekZ3R3NOQT09

or open your Zoom App and join this meeting:
Meeting ID: 841 0488 9308
Passcode: 231695

One tap mobile (to join from your smartphone):
+13126266799,,84104889308#,,,,,,0#,,231695# US (Chicago)

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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.