League of Minnesota Poets Presents:
2021 Fall Poetry Conference
Oct 22nd – 24th, 2021
Minneapolis Marriot Southwest 5801 Opus Parkway Minnetonka, MN 55343
- 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.