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.

Elizabeth Woody joins Oregon Poetry Collection Grand Re-opening

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Oregon’s poet laureate, Elizabeth Woody, joins us for the grand re-opening of the Oregon Poetry Collection: Saturday September 30th, 2:00 PM at the Knight Library.

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Come celebrate Oregon’s poetry, contemporary, historical, and everlasting. Speakers will include our very own David Hedges, the University of Oregon’s John Witte, local luminary Tim Whitsel, the University slam team’s Maxine David, and laureate Woody. There will be a special display of books by notable Oregon poets, and refreshments will be served.

Directions to the Knight Library

 

Reminder: OPA is still seeking board members: we have three seats to fill. If you are interested in public service, non-profit volunteer work, or have a desire to help shape the course of poetry in Oregon, this could be for you. Elections will be held at the conference: more information can be found under WHO WE ARE > Executive Board.