League of Minnesota Poets Spring Meeting (Rochester)

Friday, April 19, 2013 - 6:30pm to Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 5:00pm

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 Join us for a day of poetry sharing, learning, and fun at the League of Minnesota Poets (LOMP) Spring Meeting.

The cost for this event is $38 for members, $45 for non-members. Lunch is included with your registration.


Friday, April 19, 2013

We have arranged with Crossings in Zumbrota so that, if you wish, you may attend their Poet-Artist Collaboration reception beginning at 6:30 PM on the evening of Friday, April 19th. Some of our member poets had their poetry chosen for this exhibit and everyone is welcome to attend. If you do, bear in mind that Zumbrota is about a 25 minute drive from Rochester. If you’re coming from the north you may want to stop in Zumbrota and wait to check into your hotel room in Rochester after the event. Zumbrota is a small town and has only a couple of restaurants... the Covered Bridge on Highway 52 and the Coffee Mill downtown. You will want to eat before the Crossings event, as it does run a little late into the evening. They provide limited appetizers and drinks at the event.

Crossings is located at 320 East Ave.in Zumbrota, just block uphill from Zumbrota’s main street. It’s easy to find.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

9:00am      Registration & Book Fair
9:30am      General Business Meeting

10:15am      Break
10:30am      Keynote Speaker, Ken McCullough
NOON   Lunch
12:45pm      Poetry Critique
1:45pm      Break
2:00 pm     Open Mic Read-around & Door Prizes
3:00 pm     Adjourn

Ken McCullough is author of several books including Walking Backwards, Sicomoro.Oropéndola (a Spanish translation), and Broken Gates (Red Dragonfly Press). He has received numerous awards for his poetry, including Academy of American Poets Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Pablo Neruda Award, Galway Kinnell Poetry Prize, New Millennium Poetry Award, Blue Light Book Award and the Capricorn Book Award. 

Hotel Information: A block of rooms is being held at the Holiday Inn Downtown, which is less than a block from our event. Rooms will be held on a first-come, first-served basis until March 19th.  These are double-queen rooms at $99 plus tax including a hot breakfast for each guest. The Holiday Inn is connected directly to the downtown skyway with local shopping and restaurants. For reservations, call 507-252-8200; be sure to mention you are a member of the League of Minnesota Poets. Overnight ramp parking is $12.5 

Critique:  LOMP members interested in submitting a poem to be considered for critique, please send one original, unpublished poem without your name or other identifying information electronically to Sr. Rafael Tilton at rafael.tilton@myclearwave.net by April 1st. 

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