23rd ANNUAL LOMP

BLIZZARD WRITERS’ POETRY RETREAT

On Scenic ZOOM and Gather.Town

As we are virtual, there is no cost to the Blizzard retreat. We would encourage a suggested donation of $20 to support the League and our effort to organize events such as the Blizzard Writers’ Poetry Retreat.

WHEN: 4th weekend of January.  Come Friday, January 28th The Retreat and join us through the weekend until Sunday, January 30, 2022. The full schedule of programs and links for ZOOM and Gather.Town will be sent out as we get things finalized.

WHERE:  VIRTUALLY! Join from the comfort of your own home, or any other place with wifi.

WHO:  You!  This retreat is for all LOMP Members who are interested in poetry.  (Not a member?  You can join LOMP by paying dues before the retreat. Go to:  https://www.mnpoets.org/membership/)

COST:  Suggested donation $20. 

WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE RETREAT:  Bring a poetry program that is at least half an hour in length.  The program can be anything that tickles your fancy–a physical activity that will stimulate writing; a writing workshop; a favorite author; a new form; a lecture; a special taped program that you want to lead a discussion on…the possibilities are endless.

FRIDAY January 28—evening

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7:00 p.m. Sue Chambers—welcome and introductions

7:30 p.m. 1st Program Sue Chambers Presenting the Poet Hanif Abdurraquib

8:15 p.m. 2nd Program Ashley Cardona Beyond Writers Block

9:00 p.m. 3rd Program Peter Stein TBD

9:45 p.m. Adjourned until Saturday afternoon (but keep writing!)

SATURDAY January 29th –afternoon

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11:30 CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH WITH AMANDA Come to GATHERTOWN

12:45 p.m. Sue—Welcome and Introductions—Blizzard Writers Sponsor LOMP Contest

1:00 p.m. 4th Program Amanda Bailey TBD

2:00 p.m. 5th Program Hal Madderom Art as Inspiration

2:55 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m to 5:00 pm. SPECIAL PROGRAM: Gris Literature presents humor poetry A Reading Roundtable

Go to https://www.grisliteratura.com/events for event details. The link for this event will be shared in the Zoom meeting. Registration through their site will not be required. We do, however, encourage that you visit the Gris Literatura website to sign up for their mailing list and donate to support their efforts in providing this programing.

5:00 p.m. DINNER BREAK

SATURDAY January 29th–evening

CLICK HERE FOR SUNDAY’S ZOOM LINK

6:30 p.m. Sue Chambers—Welcome and Introductions

OPEN MIC–Everyone bring poetry to share

Adjourn when the beverages run out or no-one wants to share anymore

SUNDAY January 30th

10:00 a.m. 7TH Program Nancy Cook Poeting the Parks

11:00 a.m. 8th Program Steve Concert Conversing with Tony Hoagland

12:00 p.m. 9th Program Mary Jo Robinson Juxtaposition

1:00 p.m. final words—one last short poem to share.

1:30 p.m. Adjournment