Join us to write Lines in the Sand

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Registration is now open for the Oregon Poetry Association Annual Conference on October 4-5, 2024 at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn in Newport, Oregon and online.
Full details available here

Registration

Early bird registration is open until August 1. The cost is $200 for non-members, $150 for members, $60 for students, and $79 for online attendees. After August 1, the fees will be $225 for non-members, $175 for members, $99 for online attendees, and still $60 for students.

Keynotes

Headlining the festivities are keynote speakers Marcus Lattimore, champion slam poet, and poet and teacher Annie Lighthart. Eight exciting workshops will be available — stand by for updates! Here are your 2024 Keynotes.

Marcus Lattimore

Marcus Lattimore is a former professional athlete turned writer. In an effort to reinvent himself after his career in football, Marcus moved to Portland in 2020, where writing and hiking became daily rituals. Since then, he has performed in local theater and won Slamlandia’s 2024 Grand Slam Poetry contest. He represented OPA at the National Blackberry Peach slam competition in Georgia. Marcus and his wife co-founded a business ZENMNM which hosts creative wellness workshops across Portland. 

Annie Lighthart

Annie Lighthart is a poet and teacher who started writing poetry after her first visit to an Oregon old-growth forest. She has taught at Boston College and with writers of all ages.  Poems from her books Pax and Iron String have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac and in various anthologies, including Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems and How to Love the World. Annie’s poems have been turned into music, used in meditation and healing projects in Ireland, England, and New Zealand, and have traveled farther than she has.

Hotel Reservations

Please call the Best Western Agate Beach Inn to make your reservation (mention you are with the Oregon Poetry Association) – 541-265-9411.ContestHave you submitted your work to our Adult Contest? Full guidelines are available here. You have until August 1 to submit your work, so start polishing. We look forward to reading your work and seeing you at our annual conference!Oregon Poetry Association

Contest

Have you submitted your work to our Adult Contest? Full guidelines are available here. You have until August 1 to submit your work, so start polishing. We look forward to reading your work and seeing you at our annual conference!

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