Oregon Poetry Conference Coming—October 10

The OPA Conference Is Coming—October 10

The Oregon Poetry Association 2020 Conference
Engaging and Exciting
LIVE Virtual Zoom Conference
October 10th, 8.30 – 5.30
2020 Winner of the Oregon Book Award in Poetry
Interactive fun, with workshops where you will come alive with
talented poets and people from around the state and meet the President
and the Executive Board members and vote on new officers
—Hear OPAs Growth and News—
—Workshops: New Ways to Learn—
BE a part of Oregon Poetry Association’s Progress
–Alive and Well in 2020—
–Conference fee is $55.00—
Passwords and Technical Information sent by mail after registration

To register, go to https://opa.submittable.com/submit/175171/registration-for-the-2020-opa-virtual-conference-saturday-october-10th

The OPA Conference is Coming—October 10!

Join us for the Virtual OPA Conference!
All Day October 10, 2020
Conference fee $55  

Dear poets,

The Oregon Poetry Association announces its 2020 Conference, an engaging and exciting LIVE Zoom conference to be held on October 10. Enjoy interactive fun, workshops, and camaraderie with talented poets from around the state. Meet President, Bruce Parker and the Executive Board and vote for new officers to serve on the board. We hope you will attend and participate in Oregon Poetry Association’s progress in 2020. 

Conference fee is $55 for the entire day.

To register, go to https://opa.submittable.com/submit/175171/registration-for-the-2020-opa-virtual-conference-saturday-october-10th

Any questions? Please click here to contact the Conference Committee

Keynote Speaker
Ashley Toliver 
Winner of the Oregon Book Award for Poetry 

Ashley Toliver is the author of Spectra (Coffee House Press, September 2018) and a chapbook, Ideal Machine (Poor Claudia, 2014). A poetry editor at Moss, her work has been supported by fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts, the Cave Canem Foundation, and the Academy of American Poets. She received her MFA from Brown University in 2013.
Present a Workshop
Presenters attend the OPA Conference Free of Charge
Oregon Poetry Association invites you to present your idea or outline as an offering for its 2020 Oregon Poetry Conference workshops. The date is Saturday, October, 10th, 2020.Each workshop will be an hour and fifteen minutes long. We appreciate the opportunity to consider a proposal from you and hope you will consider teaching a workshop this year. Thanks so much and we will see you at the rewarding and exciting 2020 Oregon Poetry Association annual conference. 

Either send your workshop proposal to Diane Corson (use subject line “Conference Workshop Proposal” or mail a written proposal to:

Oregon Poetry Association
P.O. Box 14582
Portland, Oregon 97293

Deadline September 15

Call for Conference Session Proposals for the Fall OPA Conference Clear Vision: 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Valley River Inn, Eugene, OR 

Submissions accepted between May 1 and June 1, 2020

Please submit a session proposal which includes the following:

– Title of workshop or presentation

– Presenter name

– Short bio of 75 words or less (to be used, if accepted, for the program).

– Your qualifications to present/teach the session described.

– List any A/V needs and what equipment you would supply.

  • Explain what you would do in your session related to one of the categories below. Please include enough details or examples to explain your session proposal.
  • If you can, please link your proposed session workshop or presentation to the conference theme of “Clear Vision: 2020.”

All workshops and/or presentations are scheduled for 75 minutes. Please keep them focused.

Proposal Session Types and Categories:

Workshop related to writing poetry such as craft, generative exercises, different styles and/or poetry formats, proofing yours or other’s work, finding the right word, visionary poetry, chapbooks, etc.

Presentation such as a slide show, multimedia, historical (focus on poetry, a poet from another century, a well-know current poet’s work), strategies for entering contests, publication ideas, how to give a reading, a walkabout with writing (there is a walking path by the river behind the venue), etc.

Submit via email attachment (PDF format preferred), docx formats also accepted, or if unable, just copy and paste into the email body. Send to Shirley Marc, OPA Conference Assistant, at   “[email protected]”.

with subject line “OPA 2020 Conference Session Proposal.”

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by June 16, 2020, via email.

Presenters receive a free conference registration which includes the Saturday luncheon. Note that only one free conference registration can be awarded per accepted proposal session.

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