Wichita Falls Poetry Society
WFPS is a proud chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas (PST). We meet once a month (excluding June, July and August) to share our poetry, to discuss the various aspects of the art of the written word, to expand our knowledge, and to inspire each other. We participate in different events throughout the year. This includes the Arts Alive! Home and Garden Festival, the Foard County Poetry Festival, a summer workshop we conduct each year, and the After Hours Art Walks in downtown Wichita Falls.
The purposes of the Wichita Falls Poetry Society shall be to study the myriad forms of poetry, the works and lives of poets, and to encourage the writing of poetry by members of the society and the community.
WFPS meets on the third Saturday of each month, typically from 2:00 - 4:00pm in the Texas room at the Kemp Center for the Arts. Our meetings are casual and guests are always welcomed to participate or to just simply sit and listen. We usually start with the program of the month, break for refreshments, conduct a brief business meeting, then take turns reading our own poetry from the previous month's contest. The members of WFPS take turns leading the program about different topics, types or forms of poetry.
Members of the society also meet in December four our own Christmas luncheon as well as once a year for a Summer Workshop.
Yearly Membership Fee:
$25 for WFPS | $25 for PST
Kemp Center for the Arts
1300 Lamar St
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Changes Due to COVID
Update: Beginning with the September meeting, we will conduct our program in the Grand Hall on the 2nd floor. In this space, we will be able to spread out more. Refreshments are cancelled. Please wear your mask as you enter and exit the meeting. This will continue indefinitely.
Our meetings from March, April, and May have been cancelled and all programs will be conducted through email. The July Summer Workshop has been cancelled.
If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information, please click the Contact tab.