LOMP Fall Meeting

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 12:00pm to Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 3:00pm

Sponsored by

League of Minnesota Poets Fall Meeting

October18th  & 19th, 2013


Chaska, Minnesota




Matt Rasmussen

Photo credit: Stephanie Colgan 

                          Matt Rasmussen

Born in International Falls, Minnesota, Matt Rasmussen holds degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College and Emerson College.His poetry collection, Black Aperture, was selected by Jane Hirshfield as the winner of the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and was published by Louisiana State University Press in May 2013. Rasmussen is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, The Corporation of Yaddo, the Loft Literary Center, the Jerome Foundation, Intermedia Arts, the Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota, and the McKnight Foundation.

Rasmussen is also the author of a chapbook, Fingergun (Kitchen Press, 2006), and is the co-founder of the independent poetry press Birds, LLC. He teaches literature and creative writing at Gustavus Adolphus College and lives in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.

Matt will also conduct our critique.  Rules are attached.



FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2013  

12 Noon  Registration  Welcome To Oak Ridge Conference Center  WHERE:  Lobby   (sign up for videotaping)

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Writing /Walking Workshop

Meet at the back patio

John Rezmerski will lead the poets on the patio

Christina Flaugher will lead the poets walking around the lake 

VIDEOTAPING 1 p.m. until  4:00 p.m. Room 200

Must be a current member of LOMP to participate

4:00 p.m.    LOMP Board meeting   Room 201

6:00 p. m.   Dinner in the Seasons Restaurant

7:00 p.m.   ROOM 300    Sue Chambers SMPS President

 Welcome Remarks

7:05 to 7:20 p.m.   ROOM 300    Meredith Cook   June 2013 NFSPS Convention

Nourishment Break  2nd floor kiosk

7:30  to ???       ROOM 300    28th ANNUAL LOMP Contest Results  Contest Chair Sue Chambers


SATURDAY, Oct. 19,  20113

7 a.m. to  8:15       Breakfast     Seasons Restaurant

8:20 a.m.  ROOM 200 Registration and coffee

 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  VIDEOTAPING continues  Room 201 Must be a current member of LOMP to participate 

8:30 a.m. to 9:20a.m. ROOM 200 Read around– bring a poem to share

9:20 to 9:30    Nourishment Break  2nd floor kiosk

9:30 to 11:45 a.m. ROOM 200 Keynote Speaker  Matt Rasmussen

11:45 to noon   ROOM 200 Book Signing

12:00 noon   LUNCH   Seasons Restaurant 

12:45  p.m. ROOM 200 LOMP General Meeting    President Christina Flaugher

1:15 p.m.  Nourishment Break  3rd floor kiosk

1:30 p.m.  ROOM 200  Critique Session  Matt Rasmussen

2:30   Break

2:45  ROOM 200  Critique Session continues

3:00   ROOM 200  Read around and prizes

4:00 adjournment   Safe travels!

Have a Safe Trip Home!


CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (Registration Deadline October 6th,2013)

Rooms  --Single or Double are $89.00 per person per day

Attendees can call 952-368-3100 and ask for “LOMP” so they receive the group rate . You can  also book directly online.       Group Code: LOMP

Reservation Link: LOMP Fall Conference Reservation Link

Registration Fee:  Includes three full meals (Friday Dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch) and all day snack bar refreshments on both days.  Total registration and meals price are 75.00 for meals and 35.00 for registration, total $110.00. 


For further conference information: Visit the League of Minnesota Poets website (http://www.mnpoets.org), or contact: Sue Chambers at schambersmediator@yahoo.com   or call  (507) 278-4200.     Conference hosted by the Southern Minnesota Poets Society.


To Register:There are two ways to register.


By mail: Print off the registration form and  mail to Susan Chambers 57310 166th Lane, Good Thunder MN 56037

Online: Fill out your registration online and mail your check to Susan Chambers 57310 166th Lane, Good Thunder MN 56037

***Plase note all checks should be made out to SMPS (Southern Minnesota Poets Society)



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