Thursday, April 21, 2016

CROSSING BORDERS: Hearing Other Voices in Poetry Schedule

The 2016 Spring Conference of the Wisconsion Fellowship of Poets is almost here, and here's the schedule. If you haven't already registered, now would be a good time to do so. This year's theme is: CROSSING BORDERS: Hearing Other Voices

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016:

4:00 p.m. Registration Opens;

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Book Fair;

5:30 p.m. Executive Board Meeting;

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Open Mic Poetry. Round-robin style, emceed by F. J. Bergmann;

9:00 – 10:30 p.m. Poetry Slam-mation! A poetry slam with judges and monetary prizes!
$50 for 1st, $30 for 2nd, $20 for 3rd.


7:30 a.m. Breakfast;

8:00 a.m. Registration Opens;

9:00 a.m. General Business Meeting;

9:45 a.m. Break/Book Fair;

10:00 a.m. Roll Call Poems;

11:15 a.m. WFOP Awards;

Noon Lunch;

12:45 p.m. Bryan Thao Worra reads;

1:15 p.m. Kao Kalia Yang reads;

1:45 p.m. Roll Call Poems;

2:30 p.m. Break/Book Fair;

2:45 p.m. Ed Bok Lee reads;

3:15 p.m. Asian-American Poetry panel; Moderated by Soham Patel

4:00 p.m. End of Conference

The WFOP held its first meeting at the UW-Madison Memorial Union on April 23, 1950. The organization is devoted to promoting a fuller recognition and appreciation of poetry around the state through seminars, a quarterly Museletter, two annual conferences, poetry contests and awards, and other regional and statewide events. WFOP publishes the annual Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar, is represented on the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, and sponsors educational activities throughout Wisconsin.

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