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Thanks for visiting our website.  We're a nonprofit literary organization based in Springfield, Illinois, home of our 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln. We're proud to have served central Illinois since 1993, inspiring and supporting the literary arts.  Since 1999, our annual teen poetry anthology, Navigating the Maze, has reached teens, their families and friends, and others around the world.

Poetry in CyberSpace: SPW Open Mic March 15, 2023

The Springfield Poets and Writers monthly open mic continues, on the third Wednesday of every month, via Zoom Cloud Meeting. Link information for the March 15, 2023 "Poetry in Cyberspace: SPW Open Mic" is posted below. Share your own work, read the words of your favorite writers, or join just to listen. Time: March 15, 2023, 6:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Click this (shortened link), or copy and paste it into your browser address window https://tinyurl.com/5s2nwfdf

Or, from the Zoom app, join using the Meeting ID: 867 1783 9201 and Passcode: 626258

On a smartphone, one tap mobile: +13126266799,,86717839201#,,,,*626258# US (Chicago)

We look forward to seeing you at our Zoom sessions; SPW is looking for a venue at which to resume in-person open mics in Spring 2023. 

SPW 30th Anniversary Celebration in April 2023 

The SPW Board is planning a special social event 0n April 12 -- during Poetry Month -- to celebrate the organization's 30th anniversary. Watch this page for details and join us to celebrate! 

In conjunction with its 30th anniversary, SPW will solicit designs for a commemorative t-shirt. The winner will receive a cash prize. More details are forthcoming, and will be announced here!

Past President
Hugh Moore    

The 25th anniversary
t-shirt graphic designed by SamBDavis. Another T-shirt contest is planned for 2023.