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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.

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.

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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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 December 16, 2020 "Poetry in Cyberspace: SPW Open Mic" is posted below.
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Poetry in CyberSpace: SPW Open Mic
Time: Dec 16, 2020  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/84181952856?pwd=citMeXJoa0lPZjg2Wm5IYVhGNmFrUT09
          or just use this TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/y6nc9fov
If you have the Zoom app on your device, you can just enter these numbers:
Meeting ID: 841 8195 2856
Passcode: 482599
One tap mobile (from your phone, for an audio connection)
+13126266799,,84181952856#,,,,,,0#,,482599# US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdi1S7rFLR
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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.