November 2 & 3
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, 1001 Amber Avenue, Stevens Point
VP: Tori Grant Welhouse
Book your reservation over the phone by calling 715-344-0200 and pressing #3. When making reservations, please reference the group name Fellowship of Poets the Group Block Code: FOP. Group rate will be available until October 2, 2018 (or until the block is full).
Poetry of Transition, Transformation & Revision
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
Detailed agenda here.
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!
DATES: Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27
HOTEL: Eau Claire
VP: Sandra Lindow
REGION: West Central
DATES: Friday & Saturday, October 25 & 26
HOTEL: Holiday Inn, Amber Drive, Stevens Point
THEME: The Magic of Poetry
VP: James Roberts
REGION: South Central
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.