Sunday, April 26, 2015

POETRY Weekend Conference

Just returned from a quick weekend trip to Midway for the Utah State Poetry Society's annual conference. It was held in a lovely valley near Heber at the Homestead. Lots of poetry, friendships and ideas floating around in the clear mountain air where spring was just coming and winter was trying to hand on. Our speakers were: Kimberly Johnson from Salt Lake City and Pattiann Rogers from Joplin, Missouri. Both shared their poetry and ideas on how to improve our writings. Prizes were given for poems and I was pleased to get a 3rd Honorable Mention on a poem I wrote about my stepfather Earl called The Old Soldier. It's quite the competition with poets throughout Utah and other states submitting.

Courtyard of Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah in early spring.
The Homestead has many different buildings to house guests & a conference.
Gallerie Cafe in Midway is where we ate breakfast.
Cute bears look so playful, carved from logs.
The look friendly but not in real life.
Great food and opportunities to meet and make new friends.
Spring has just sprung!
Little volcanic mound which houses a hot spring below for swimming.
View from the walkway going up to the top-good exercise!
View from the top of Heber City to the east of Midway across golf course.
I so wanted to get a photo of me seated with my frog prince but didn't!
My display for next year's Poetry in the Park in Zion!
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Introducing some of the past Poets of the Year before announcing the new one.
A well deserved honor goes to Candy Fowler from St. George, Utah
Candy gives tribute to her husband Bill for his support and encouragement
Surrounded by loving grandkids-what a surprise!
Time to head home on a typical winter-spring surprise day with snow
in the mountains after a fun fulfilling weekend of inspiration and fun.

1 comment:

Millie said...

Such a lovely place .