November 2 & 3
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
VP: Tori Grant Welhouse
Ask for the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets room block rate.
Poetry of Transition, Transformation & Revision
Registration opening soon.
TC Tolbert often identifies as a trans and genderqueer feminist, collaborator, dancer, and poet but really s/he’s just a human in love with humans doing human things.
TC earned his MFA in Poetry from the University of Arizona in 2005 and is currently Core Faculty in the Low Residency MFA Program at Oregon State University – Cascades. S/he is a nationally certified EMT and in the summer, s/he leads wilderness trips for Outward Bound. TC was selected as Tucson’s Poet Laureate in 2017.
TC’s first full-length collection, Gephyromania, was published by Ahsahta Press in 2014. Gephyromania was selected as one of the top poetry books of 2014 by Entropy and was listed by Eileen Myles as one of her favorites for 2014 in The Gay and Lesbian Review.
Learn more about TC at: www.tctolbert.com
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!
VP: Sandra Lindow
Generally the WFOP holds a conference in the spring and fall. We aim for late April/early May or late October/early November. However, holidays, local events, and anticipated weather conditions can occasionally trump those dates.
Eighty to a hundred of the state's most passionate poets gather to engage in workshops, readings, open mics, book fairs and a banquet/awards ceremony.
Writing is a solitary journey. Make connections on the way. We're a room of writing friends you haven't met yet. Hope to see you there!
The seven WFOP regions take turns hosting the conferences. The conferences generally run from Friday evening through late Saturday afternoon.