2017 Spring Conference Agenda

 

Friday, April 28

4:00 PM Registration
4:30 – 6:30 PM Book Fair
5:00 PM Board Meeting
6:30 PM Poet Laureate Torch passing and reception:
Kim Blaeser & Karla Huston
7:30 PM Open Mic
8:30 – 9:00 PM Milwaukee Voices (Scheduled 3-5 minute performances)
9:00 PM -?? More Open Mic

Saturday, April 29

7:30 AM  Breakfast and Book Fair Open
8:15 AM  Welcome and Announcements
8:30 – 9:15 AM Business Meeting
9:15 – 10:00 AM Reading by Karla Huston, State Poet Laureate
10:00 AM Break
10:15 – 11:30 AM ** Roll Call Poems **
11:30 – Noon  Reading by current and former Milwaukee Poets Laureate
Noon Lunch
12:45 – 1:15 PM Muse Prize/Chapbook Prize
1:15 – 1:45 PM More Milwaukee Voices (short performance presentations)
1:45 PM Break/ Book Fair
2:00 – 3:15 PM Presentation/Reading/Q&A with featured presenter Mark Doty
3:15 PM Break
3:30 – 4:30 PM ** Roll Call Poems **
4:30 – 5:00 PM Book Fair (End of Conference)
5:00 PM Conference room closed to be set up for evening reading

7:00 PM Evening Reading and Presentation by Mark Doty
This reading is free to conference attendees, but will be open to the public.

Roll Call

At every conference during the general session there are designated times for poetry "roll call." All attendees are invited to come forward to share a poem with the group. Typically shorter poems work best, especially if they do not require a lot of explanation. Bring your best!