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DMPW at a glance

Below is an overview of our schedule of events. We welcome all kinds of poets to our workshop, and we hope to see you there!


First Tuesdays

Smokey Row Coffee (DSM)

Open to all poets

Writing Night | This is a casual night for you to dedicate writing time in a space with other writers. We will also have some writing prompts at each writing night in case you want to play with new poem ideas!

Third Saturdays

Smokey Row Coffee (DSM)

Open to all poets

Critique Group | This is our monthly critique group/workshop. Members bring a maximum of 2 pages of poetry to share with the group. We ask members to come with the openness to give, receive, and discuss writing feedback with the group. See full critique group rules here.

Every Thursday

Smokey Row Coffee (DSM)

Currently full; Closed to new members

Manuscript Cohort | This is a weekly accountability group for poets working on a manuscript. The group alternates between writing nights and critique group nights. 

Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Poetry Critique Group
    Monthly Poetry Critique Group
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Dec 09
    Smokey Row - Des Moines
    Dec 09, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Smokey Row - Des Moines, 1910 Cottage Grove Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314, USA
    Join us at Smokey Row - Des Moines on the third Saturday of the month for our monthly critique group/workshop! Bring max of 2 pages of poetry, an eye for critiques, and an open mind.
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