Poetry Society of Vermont
founded in 1947
Spring Luncheon and Workshop

 SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2022
Deadline for reservations and receipt of poems is April 22, 2022.


Spring Workshop Date & Location


This year’s Spring Luncheon & Workshop will take place on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, and will be held in the basement of the Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 4355 Main St, Waitsfield, VT 05673.


Spring Workshop Schedule


9:30 AM – 11:30 AM: There will be a morning council meeting from 9:30 until 11:30. Please join us if you so desire and please contact any board member with any concerns, questions, or ideas. Your input is always welcome, and we are seeking new executive council members, if you’d like to inquire!


NOON: A luncheon will follow the morning gathering. A lunch will be provided potluck style primarily by EC members, however, if you’d like to contribute something to the table, please do.


1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Workshop with Samn Stockwell. The purpose of the workshop is to have the poem you will send in reviewed by an accomplished poet and provide you with valuable feedback. We will discuss as a group and you’ll be able to use the feedback in your editing and ongoing writing.  


Spring Workshop Critic


Poet Samn Stockwell. Stockwell has published in AgniPloughshares, and the New Yorker, among others. Her two books, Theater of Animals and Recital, won the National Poetry Series (USA) and the Editor’s Prize at Elixir, respectively. Recent poems are in On the Seawall & Sugar House Review and are forthcoming in Plume and others. Also, she is a member of The Mountain Troubadour editorial board and the Barre City Council. You may read more information about Samn at: www.samnstockwell.org.


Come join us and pick up your copy of The Mountain Troubadour at the Spring Workshop.

Fee: Free to attend the Spring Workshop (donations are always accepted and appreciated).




Reservation/Poems: Please email workshop@poetrysocietyofvermont.org to reserve your spot and/or submit your poem. Use the Subject line of “Spring Workshop” and include your poem if you are submitting one as an attachment. If you’d like to come and won’t be submitting a poem, please let us know, so we can have your copy of the Troubadour ready for you. Please also include any dietary restrictions you have so we can make sure there are options for lunch.


Poem Submission Guidelines: Send one poem, any style and any topic, but please limit your poems to 40 lines, including title and all breaks. Please use Times New Roman 12 single spaced. Try to keep the poem compact with no long lines. We are mindful of our critic’s time and will do our best to offer feedback in full in our time allowance of two hours.