The St. Louis Poetry Center works to guide people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the written word through workshops, contests, outreach programs and readings that promote poetry in the community. They hold both free and fee workshops regularly, in addition to presenting three annual contests for varying levels of poets. They also offer two reading series: Poetry at the Point, on the fourth Tuesday of every month, and the Observable Reading Series, which is held on the second Monday of every month. The series invite local and regional poets, along with established and up-and-coming poets to share their words.