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

For a full conference schedule click here

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.


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.