OPA 2018 Conference – Registration Opens

Calling all Poets: Register now for the 2018 Oregon Poetry Association Conference!

September 29-30, 2018
Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR

Update: Final Conference Schedule (click on “Read all of this item” below to view schedule)

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Saturday 9 a.m. keynote opens the conference
Kim Stafford, Oregon Poet Laureate: “The Flavor of Unity”

Poetry Workshops, Book Room
Buffet lunch and OPA annual membership meeting
Readings by OPA contest winners and Open Mic
Early Risers Coffee and Poetry Art Walk

Special Event on September 28th at 4 p.m.
The award ceremony for the first undergraduate poetry contest sponsored by the University of Oregon Knight Library/Special Collections and Oregon Poetry Association will take place on Friday, September 28, 2018 in the Browsing Room at the Knight Library from 4 to 6 PM. Refreshments will be served. The event is open to the public.

The two undergraduate winners, Sarah Hovet and Joshua Plack, will be reading, as well as four other poets selected by the Oregon Poetry Association and the University of Oregon. Those poets are Andrew Gonzalez, Amy Miller, Amanda Cox and Tia North.

1501 Kincaid St. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon campus

Early Bird Registration: $85 for members before August 28th
$105 for non-members or for members after August 28th
$60 for students (college or high school) any time

For overnight accommodations, contact the Valley River Inn at 1-(800) 543-8266 or (541) 743-1000 before August 28th to get the group rate: $119.00 (plus taxes and/or fees) for a deluxe single or double (includes breakfast). Additional people may be added to a room for $20.00 each. Advance deposit (or credit card guarantee) required. Be sure to mention the Oregon Poetry Association for group rate above. Parking is free.

Download the registration form:

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Download a conference flier and share it with your friends:

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Call for Conference Session Proposals

The Oregon Poetry Association invites proposals for workshops, presentations, and panels for its 2018 Fall Conference, to be held Sept. 29-30 (Sat-Sun) at the beautiful Valley River Inn in Eugene, OR. Proposals will be accepted between May 1 and June 1, with decision notification on June 16. Presenters receive free registration for the day-and-a-half conference, as well as Saturday lunch.
Last year’s conference topics included poetry comics, personification, surprise, poem endings, lineation, narrative medicine, haiku, writing around abuse, interface of poetry and ceramics, poetry and resistance, poetry and science, and generating new poems after Raymond Carver. Presenters came from Oregon, Washington, California, and South Africa.
Please share this call for proposals widely. Download the complete Call for Proposals here: