League of Minnesota Poets Presents:

2021 Fall Poetry Conference


Oct 22nd – 24th, 2021

Minneapolis Marriot Southwest      5801 Opus Parkway    Minnetonka, MN 55343

REGISTER online today or print and mail in this pdf form with a check payable to LOMP

New this year: Save with a value bundle! If you submit your 2022 LOMP Membership fee when you register for the conference, you’ll save $5.00 on your membership!

Select Registration Type:

  • Don’t miss a thing! Reserve a hotel room at Minneapolis Marriot Southwest
  • For LOMP room discount, make hotel reservations by OCTOBER 1.
  • Rooms are limited! Make your reservation early!
  • Book online here: Hotel Registration  OR
  • Book a room by Phone(952) 935-5500 (Mention LOMP Event)

On Poetry, Protest, and Possibility:
Keynote Presentation by Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

What is the role of art—and artists—in times of crisis? It’s an old question, but still a relevant one. Poetry can help us tell stories about our history, shine a light on what’s happening right now, and imagine what our future could hold. These three functions are all vital, but they’re also not the whole story. How can artists (especially poets) meaningfully contribute to movement-building work? There won’t be just one response to that question; let’s explore multiple responses, together.


Page/Stage/Engage: An Introduction to Spoken Word and Slam Poetry:
Workshop by Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

Across the globe, the spoken word movement has reignited poetry as a force for artistic expression, critical dialogue, and community-building. As both a specific form (writing poetry that is meant to be shared aloud) and a deeper cultural practice (tracing its roots back millennia), spoken word creates space for all of us to tell our stories, make our values concrete, and speak up about the issues and ideas that matter to us.

Post-Pandemic Pep Talk
Workshop by Donna Isaac

: Our Creative Selves: In this workshop, poet and teacher Donna Isaac will present a Ted talk focusing on the creative process, reminding writers of the roles courage, solitude, and passion take in our artistic lives. Focusing on writing prompts in the form of questions posed by poet Brenda Hillman will help spark new writing ideas.



FRIDAY October 22nd

6:00 to 7:00pm                          Registration and Social Hour

7:00 to 9:00pm                          The 2021 League of Minnesota Poets Annual Poetry Contest Results

9:00 to 10:00pm                       Poetry Open Mic/Social Hour


SATURDAY October 23rd

LOMP Bookstore Hours: Noon to 7pm                             

8:30 to 10:00am                        Open Mic

8:30 to 10:00am                        LOMP Board Meeting

10:30am to noon                     Donna Isaac—Post-Pandemic Pep Talk: Our Creative Selves

Noon to 1:00pm                        Lunch; CHECK OUT THE LOMP BOOKSTORE!

1:00 to 3:00pm                          Poetry Contest Results

3:00 to 4:00pm                          Break; CHECK OUT THE LOMP BOOKSTORE!

4:00 to 5:30pm                          Poetry Critique Session

5:30 to 7:00pm                          Dinner

7:00 to 8:30pm                          Keynote—Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

8:30 to 11:00pm                       Open Mic


SUNDAY October 24th

9:00 to 10:30am                        Workshop presented by Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

10:30 to noon                            2021 Contest Results Finale

Noon to 1:00pm                        Lunch


***Schedule details are subject to change. No refunds will be given after Oct. 1, 2021***


To reduce the cost of the conference, meals are available for purchase.

  • LOMP-discounted hotel reservations include breakfast.
  • Many options are available, including the hotel bar/restaurant, area restaurants and delivery.
  • Beverages will be provided during the conference.