The 2022 Conference is Open for Registration!

The 2022 OPA Conference is open for registration!

OPA is bringing our annual conference to you through Zoom! Come celebrate poetry in our region by attending workshops, browsing through our virtual bookroom, and listening to our keynote speaker Jessica Mehta on our theme of Poetry in Troubled times. Go to our events calendar and see the link on October 8th to register.

 About our keynote speaker: Dr. Mehta is an Aniyunwiya (citizen of the Cherokee Nation) poet, artist, and scholar. Currently, she is a Fulbright Senior Scholar based in Bengaluru, India where she is a Visiting Professor curating an anthology of contemporary Indian poetry written in the colonizer’s tongue. Her doctoral work addressed the intersection of poetry and eating disorders while her recent Forecast Change Lab fellowship analyzed the language used in public art calls for Native American artists. She is looking forward to returning to Turtle Island in 2023 to undertake a residency at Kala Art Institute. Mehta is the author of 15 books. Her forthcoming collection from Red Planet Books, [sp]RED, de-colonizes and Indigenizes the tarot deck. Learn more at

Once registered, you will receive a link to the full schedule in your email. Please see the sample schedule here.

Members can submit their books for the virtual book room by September 30th through Submittable.

If you have trouble registering for the conference with our Wild Apricot web system, please contact the membership chair or use the alternative Submittable link for registering. Members here. Nonmembers here.

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