The Arizona State Poetry Society (ASPS) today announced the program for their 43rd Annual Fall Conference to be held November 15-16, 2013 at Glendale Community College. The theme of the conference this year is Diversity of Styles; highlighting the many types of presentation that exist in the poetic community today. Whether classic written form, open verse, published works, online media or slam stages … all these and more will be represented at this year’s conference.
Friday evening, November 15 (5:30 pm registration; start at 6:00 pm) will kick-off the conference with a line-up of writers and performers well-known in Arizona. Jack Evans will start the evening and to follow will be some of the best known poets in the state; continuing on with a variety of words and music to bring laughter to our hearts and appreciation of the diversity of poetry in our community. There will be limited spots for open readers also. This event is open and free to the public.
Saturday, November 16, (registration at 8:30 am; start at 9:00 am) promises to be a tour de force of education, entertainment, community and fun. Ambitiously, the event will afford three tracks of breakout sessions; offering an all-day writing seminar “Let the Crazy Child Write”, and four other workshops addressing both writing and marketing. The day will end with the announcement of the winners of the Annual Fall Poetry Contest, the reading of winning poems and the award of monetary prizes. There will be open mic poetry readings throughout the two-day event. This event is open and free to the public.
Early conference registration is encouraged. There is a nominal fee for food ordered with registration. Detailed information can be found at www.azpoetry.webs.com or on Facebook at “Arizona State Poetry Society”.