League of Minnesota Poets Fall Meeting
October18th & 19th, 2013
OAK RIDGE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
KEYNOTE SPEAKER---SATURDAY October 19th.
Photo credit: Stephanie Colgan
Born in International Falls, Minnesota, Matt Rasmussen holds degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College and Emerson College.His poetry collection, Black Aperture, was selected by Jane Hirshfield as the winner of the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and was published by Louisiana State University Press in May 2013. Rasmussen is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, The Corporation of Yaddo, the Loft Literary Center, the Jerome Foundation, Intermedia Arts, the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, and the McKnight Foundation.
Rasmussen is also the author of a chapbook, Fingergun (Kitchen Press, 2006), and is the co-founder of the independent poetry press Birds, LLC. He teaches literature and creative writing at Gustavus Adolphus College and lives in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.
Matt will also conduct our critique. Rules are attached.
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2013
12 Noon Registration Welcome To Oak Ridge Conference Center WHERE: Lobby (sign up for videotaping)
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Writing /Walking Workshop
Meet at the back patio
John Rezmerski will lead the poets on the patio
Christina Flaugher will lead the poets walking around the lake
VIDEOTAPING 1 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Room 200
Must be a current member of LOMP to participate
4:00 p.m. LOMP Board meeting Room 201
6:00 p. m. Dinner in the Seasons Restaurant
7:00 p.m. ROOM 300 Sue Chambers SMPS President
7:05 to 7:20 p.m. ROOM 300 Meredith Cook June 2013 NFSPS Convention
Nourishment Break 2nd floor kiosk
7:30 to ??? ROOM 300 28th ANNUAL LOMP Contest Results Contest Chair Sue Chambers
SATURDAY, Oct. 19, 20113
7 a.m. to 8:15 Breakfast Seasons Restaurant
8:20 a.m. ROOM 200 Registration and coffee
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. VIDEOTAPING continues Room 201 Must be a current member of LOMP to participate
8:30 a.m. to 9:20a.m. ROOM 200 Read around– bring a poem to share
9:20 to 9:30 Nourishment Break 2nd floor kiosk
9:30 to 11:45 a.m. ROOM 200 Keynote Speaker Matt Rasmussen
11:45 to noon ROOM 200 Book Signing
12:00 noon LUNCH Seasons Restaurant
12:45 p.m. ROOM 200 LOMP General Meeting President Christina Flaugher
1:15 p.m. Nourishment Break 3rd floor kiosk
1:30 p.m. ROOM 200 Critique Session Matt Rasmussen
2:45 ROOM 200 Critique Session continues
3:00 ROOM 200 Read around and prizes
4:00 adjournment Safe travels!
Have a Safe Trip Home!
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (Registration Deadline October 6th,2013)
Rooms --Single or Double are $89.00 per person per day
Attendees can call 952-368-3100 and ask for “LOMP” so they receive the group rate . You can also book directly online. Group Code: LOMP
Reservation Link: LOMP Fall Conference Reservation Link
Registration Fee: Includes three full meals (Friday Dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch) and all day snack bar refreshments on both days. Total registration and meals price are 75.00 for meals and 35.00 for registration, total $110.00.
For further conference information: Visit the League of Minnesota Poets website (http://www.mnpoets.org), or contact: Sue Chambers at email@example.com or call (507) 278-4200. Conference hosted by the Southern Minnesota Poets Society.
To Register:There are two ways to register.
By mail: Print off the registration form and mail to Susan Chambers 57310 166th Lane, Good Thunder MN 56037
Online: Fill out your registration online and mail your check to Susan Chambers 57310 166th Lane, Good Thunder MN 56037
***Plase note all checks should be made out to SMPS (Southern Minnesota Poets Society)