Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2011 Northwest Poets' Concord

I will be reading at the 2011 Northwest Poets' Concord, a yearly event sponsored by Eastern Oregon University and the Lane Literary Guild. The specific time of my reading is TBA, but it will be a scheduled 10 minute reading. The conference details are below. Other scheduled readers include Oregon State Poet Laureate, Peter Sears, and Penelope Scambly Schott, Oregon’s Senior Poet Laureate.

When: May 7-9, 2011
Where: Hallmark Inn and Resort, Newport, OR

Contact organizer Dr. Ellston at 541.563.6263 for more information.

On May 7-9, sixty poets along with students from Eastern Oregon University and Newport High School will gather at the Hallmark Inn and Resort in Newport for the second annual Northwest Poets’ Concord, sponsored by EOU and the Lane Literary Guild. From 3 p.m. on Friday, May 7 until noon on Sunday, May 9, three sessions will run simultaneously each hour. The Concord culminates in a Book Fair on Sunday morning from 9 to noon where participating poets will be available to sign their books.

Sessions on Friday begin at 3 p.m. and are free and open to the public. These include presentations on myth, on beginning to write poetry late in life, on poetry and the Oregon wilderness, and on what poetry is “about.” At 5 p.m. Henry Hughes and David Hargreaves from Western Oregon University will give the keynote presentation on “Pale Imitations and Stolen Gold: What Poetry Takes from Itself” to be followed by Wine Tasting with the Nehalem Winery.

The public may also attend presentations all day Saturday for a $10 admission fee, payable at the door. This includes admission to a selection of twenty-one presentations and a reading by the Newport High School students. Saturday presenters include renowned Oregon poets Ellen Waterston, Eleanor Berry, Clements Starck, Peter Sears, Bill Siverly, Barbara Drake, Robert Davies, and Penelope Scambly Schott, Oregon’s Senior Poet Laureate. These sessions begin at 8:20 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. For local quilters, at 11 is a session on writing poetry inspired by quilts.