Maitland Public Library regularly sponsors writing and poetry programs.
2020 Poetry Contest
The 2020 Poetry contest begins on March 1st. The theme, rules and submission information will be posted at that time.
Spend a relaxing Friday night filled with coffee and poetry, often facilitated by acclaimed poet, writer, and editor Elaine Person. Read an original poem of your own or just sit back with coffee and enjoy.
Poetry during the first hour is typically suitable for poets of all ages. After the midpoint, some poems may have adult themes not suitable for all listeners.
Upcoming Poetry Coffeehouse Nights:
- Friday, January 31 @ 7:00 PM
- Friday, April 24 @ 7:00 PM (Poetry Coffeehouse and awards)
- Friday, June 26 @ 7:00 PM
Elaine Person leads an adult writing workshop to improve your poetry and prose. The workshop is held monthly on the third Sunday at 3:30 p.m., with additional sessions throughout the year. Upcoming workshop dates can be found on our calendar.
Maitland Writers Group (subsidiary of the Florida Writers Association)
As the local chapter for the Florida Writers Association, the MWG meets monthly so that writers can help writers. Meetings often feature a presenter as well as the opportunity for members to improve their writing. Meets on second Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. This program is presented by a community group and is not sponsored or endorsed by MPL.
The Orlando Chapter of the Florida State Poets Association meets monthly on the third Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm. Bring your poetry for some peer criticism and become both a better and more involved poet! This program is presented by a community group and is neither sponsored nor endorsed by MPL.