The WCU poetry conference stands out among other writers’ conferences both for its unique focus on the traditional craft of poetry and for the way it combines a writers’ conference with a scholarly conference. writers, critics, and students mix together in a notably friendly, informal, and egalitarian atmosphere. Click here for full conference brochure.
3 Day Workshop: Better Together: A Workshop in Collaborative Poetry with Amy Lemmon and Kathrine Varnes
Collaboration is a generative process: it helps us write when we are out of ideas, out of steam, and perhaps when we might not manage to quite follow through if we were writing alone. Collaborating with other poets, we discover notions, tools, inroads and even forms that we wouldn’t otherwise. We can also deepen friendships in ways we did not expect. We will read collaborative poems, talk about practical aspects of writing with others, share strategies — and most importantly — we will write together. Participants will leave with a sense of various traditions in collaborative writing as well as a bag full of tricks to try with other writers. Come ready to play and generate new work!
Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest is a celebration of the art of writing and will showcase multiple areas of interest that connect deeply with this historic region – specifically mystery, horror, children’s/YA lit, nonfiction/historical, and literature/poetry. 2019 marks the 200th Anniversary of the writing of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a seminal work which touches on all four of our areas of interest. In addition, the festival strives to showcase the diversity of our community by featuring a wide array of voices and writers.
Fashion Institute of Technology
“The Sustainability Council at FIT hosts a Sustainable Business and Design Conference each spring. The event provides a platform for collaboration and discussion throughout the creative industries, highlighting advances in sustainable design and thought leadership. Environmental and social challenges and potential solutions are explored through innovative student projects, cross-institutional research, and industry partnerships. In recent years, breakout sessions have included topics such as farm-to-fashion, textile development, sustainable fashion supply chain, mindfulness in design, and packaging materials and recycling. The wide-ranging program features keynote speakers, panels, and projects that delve into pressing issues and exciting developments in the industry.
This year’s Sustainable Business and Design Conference theme is Innovating for the Future. It offers branding and speaking opportunities, as well as brand logo placement on conference marketing collateral.”
C123, Oregon Convetion Center, Level 1
Slapering Hol Press Conversation Chapbooks (Jennifer Franklin, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon , Amy Lemmon, Kim Addonizio, Brittany Perham)
Join Slapering Hol Press poets and editors as they discuss the importance of mentorship, particularly women mentoring women, in small press publishing. For the past thirty years, the editors of SHP have been dedicated to publishing chapbooks written by talented emerging poets. This panel focuses on the Conversation chapbook series in which an established woman poet choses an emerging woman poet with whom to collaborate on a unified series of poems and a written conversation about craft.
As part of Association of Writers and Writing Program (AWP) Conference