2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!

Conference Dates: October 13th, 14th, 15th

Emmett Wheatfall headlines as keynote speaker.

Workshops, readings, open mic and more!

Conference Location: University Place Hotel, Portland

310 SW Lincoln Street
Portland, OR 97201

Reserve your room before September 13th and mention the Oregon Poetry Association to get the group rate: $84.00 per night plus 15.3% tax and $15.00 per night parking fee. Call 1-(503)221-0140 or 1-(866)845-4647 before September 13th.

Conference Fee:

$65.00 MEMBERS Early Bird (postmark deadline September 10th)

$75.00 non-members or after deadline (walk-ins at conference time welcome)

Download the registration form:

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Download the schedule: (NB: Schedule subject to last-minute changes. OPA makes every effort to plan in advance, but life happens to our presenters as well as to other people.)

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Call for Proposals: 2017 Conference

Please Join Our 2017 Conference as a Presenter!
OPA will hold its annual conference at the University Place Hotel owned by Portland State University on the weekend of October 13-15. Emmett Wheatfall headlines as keynote speaker.
Friday night festivities include a keynote talk and readings by Emmett and time for an open mic. Saturday includes workshops, lunch, and possibly an evening open mic. Sunday concludes with morning workshops. Browse the book room and bring books of your own to sell.
Call the hotel at (503)221-0140 or (866)845-4647 before September 12th to get the group rate: $84.00 for a deluxe single or double. That’s an unbeatable rate for Portland lodging! Advance deposit (or credit card guarantee) required. Be sure to mention the Oregon Poetry Association.
Submit a Proposal between May 1 and June 1, 2017
Please submit a one-page proposal with:
Title
Presenter name(s)
Workshop: include examples and writing exercises
Panel: include different viewpoints on a topic, theme, form
Presentation: slide show, multi-media, history, etc.
Reading: focus on theme, e.g. nature, bilingual, poetry of witness
Other: Please describe in detail
Please list any A/V needs for your presentation
Submit via email attachment (PDF format if you can) to Shirley Marc, Conference Coordinator at: Conf_Prop@comcast.net: Subject line “OPA 2017 Conference Proposal.”
OR if you need to submit by mail:
OPA 2017 Conference Proposal
ATTN Shirley Marc
378 S. 71st Street
Springfield, OR 97478
Presenters will be notified of acceptance by June 23, 2017 via email.
Presenters receive lunch on Saturday, and free conference registration. Any who need overnight accommodations will be able, as all conference attendees, to reserve a room at the  special rate of $84 per night (plus taxes and parking) at the
University Place Hotel.

2017 Fall Conference: Portland, October 13th – 15th

Announcing our 2017 conference venue and date:
We’ll meet at the University Place Hotel owned by Portland State University on the weekend of October 13-15.
Emmett Wheatfall headlines as keynote speaker.  The 2017 conference will feature multiple tracks of workshops, presentations, open mics and more! Browse the book room and bring books of your own to sell.
Call the hotel at 1-(503)221-0140 or 1-(866)845-4647 before September 12th to get the group rate: $84.00 for a deluxe single or double. That’s an unbeatable rate for Portland lodging! Advance deposit (or credit card guarantee) required. Be sure to mention the Oregon Poetry Association.
We’ll accept workshop proposals May 1st through June 1st. Watch your email and oregonpoets.org for a “Call for Proposals,” as well as conference updates and registration info.