Bean Cycle, image by Tim Mahoney
Bean Cycle, image by Tim Mahoney

Yesterday, we shared a short list of how to get more poetry into your life. Today we’d like to share some ideas for getting more of your poetry into other people’s lives.

Places to share poetry locally:

  • Slamogadro at Avogadro’s Number, Fort Collins: This slam poetry competition happens on the last Sunday each month at Avogadro’s Number. Readings start at 7pm. Follow their Facebook page for more information.
  • Wolverine Farm, Letterpress & Publick House always has something cool happening, so check out their events calendar.
  • ForkSocket Reading Series, Fort Collins: This reading series is hosted by the MFA students at CSU, taking place at the Wolverine Letterpress & Publick House. It is an “attempt at an atypical reading structure intended to inform if not challenge conventional ideologies that have been associated with the negative situation.” These events happen multiple times throughout the school year so watch their Facebook page for event information.
  • The Creative Writing Reading Series, Fort Collins: The CSU English Department brings in poets and writers both from within and outside the Fort Collins community. Watch the English Department Facebook page.
  • CSU English Calendar of Events: For events that are happening at CSU, and within Fort Collins, you can watch our calendar of events for information on upcoming events or speakers.
  • Greyrock Review, CSU Fort Collins: The GreyRock Review is the undergraduate literary magazine at CSU. Check out what others are writing, and submit some of your own creative work! Visit their website for more information.
  • Front Ranges Writers: This is a group created to compile different readings and events around the Fort Collins area. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
  • Punch Drunk Press, Denver: This organization is located in Denver and hosts various spoken work and poetry events. If you’re interested in Denver and Boulder’s poetry scene, watch their Facebook page for upcoming events.
  • Wolverine Letterpress & Publick House: This local non-profit literary/arts organization is a great source for all things creative. From a calligraphy class to knitting session and Poetry Slams, make sure you check their calendar of events for any upcoming events.
  • CSU Dead Poet’s Society, whose mission is “to foster community, creativity, and fun with others through a shared love of poetry. It especially encourages everybody from all cultures, with all original works, and everyone with passion”

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