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Thanks for visiting our website. We are a nonprofit literary organization based in Springfield, Illinois, home of our 16th U.S. president Abraham Lincoln. We are 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 July 20

The Springfield Poets and Writers monthly open mic continues, on the third Wednesday of every month, via Zoom Cloud Meeting. Link information for the July 20, 2022 "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: July 20, 2022, 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

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 has suspended in-person open mics until at we identify a suitable venue.

Special Workshop July 13 successful

Thanks to everyone who participated in the workshop presented by Book Coach Tedd Hawks, Mini Blueprint for Fiction. We hope you found it useful, informative, and inspiring. Watch for upcoming workshops and join us again!

Past President
Hugh Moore

The 25th anniversary
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