2016 Conference Registration Open!

The Oregon Poetry Association

and Lane Literary Guild




OPA’s Annual Conference 2016

Eugene, OR

September 30th – October 2nd


Come join keynote speaker John Witte, Oregon poet laureate Liz Woody, Oregon Book Award winners Willa Schneberg and Penelope Scambly Schott, and Stewart Holbrook Award winner George Venn, among many others. Celebrate the re-opening of the Oregon Poetry Collection at its new home in the Knight Library; attend stimulating workshops, readings, and panels; browse the book room; participate in open mics; or just hang out with fellow poets and enjoy.

NOTE: the following events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:

Oregon Poetry Collection – Opening

University of Oregon, Knight Library

1501 Kincaid St, Eugene OR 97403

September 30th, 2:00 PM


Oregon Poet Laureate Liz Woody reads, followed by open mic

Valley River Inn, McKenzie Room

1000 Valley River Way, Eugene OR 97401

September 30th, 7:00 PM


Open mic

Tsunami Books

2585 Willamette St, Eugene OR 97405

October 1st, 7:00 PM


To reserve your room, contact the Valley River Inn at 1-800-543-8266 before September 9th to get the group rate: $99.00 for a deluxe single or double. Additional people may be added to a room for $20.00 apiece. Advance deposit required. Be sure to mention the Oregon Poetry Association.


Registration includes admission to the workshops of your choice, plus lunch on Saturday October 1st. OPA Members please note: The annual General Membership Meeting follows lunch on Saturday October 1st.

Members, early bird (postmark deadline September 15th): $65.00

Non-members or after September 15th: $75.00

Student Rate (K-12 or college, with student ID): $40.00

Download the registration form and book table form below:

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Keynote Speaker: John Witte

Special Guest: Liz Woody

Workshops, Panels, and Other Presentations:

Dori Appel The World We Share: Writing Poems about People and Animals
Eleanor Berry Articulate Appreciations of Oregon Poets: Spreading the Word about their Work
Sage Cohen Making the Crossing: A Poetry Workshop for Navigating Transition
Gail Denham Search out Opportunities – Broaden Horizons
Joan Dobbie Bringing Memory to Life in a Poem
Jennifer Dorner; Peter Field; Jennifer Foreman Poetry and Community: Bring Your Poetry to Life with a Devised Event
Steve Jones and others Poetry Circle in Progress
Mary McIntosh Main Street, Tokyo, or the Front Porch: Poetry of Place
Jerri Elliott Otto and Liz Schillinger More than Words: Metaphor, Sound, and Vision
Lynn Otto Getting to Know Your Poem: Best Questions for Better Revisions
Willa Schneberg Writing the Political Poem
Penelope Scambly Schott Finding a Fresh Form for your Poems
Autumn Stephens Finders, Keepers: Working with Fragments
Anita Sullivan Haunted by Rhythm
George Venn Beaver’s Fire: A Northwest Portfolio
John Witte; Maxine Scates; Ken Zimmerman; Nancy Carol Moody John Haislip’s “Seal Rock” Thirty Years Later

3 thoughts on “2016 Conference Registration Open!”

  1. I can’t attend the entire conference. How do I choose the best days (for me) without a schedule of the presentations … there isn’t even a schedule of times for workshops to help one make choices………Shirley

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