2016 LOMP FALL MEETING: OCTOBER 15-16
Join the League of Minnesota Poets at Arrowwood Lodge, located at 6967 Lake Forest Road, off Highway 371 in Brainerd Lakes Country/Baxter. All the hotel rooms are cozy with an “Up North” décor including log furniture. Make your room reservations early, before September 14, 2016 to take advantage of the reduced rate and room availability. Make sure you let the staff know you are attending the League of MN Poets Fall Conference. Only a few rooms are available on Friday night, some with semi-private rooms, where a bathroom separates the two beds. Call 1-218-822-4044 or 1-877-687-5634. Ask for the lowest rate for attendees at the League of Minnesota Poets Conference.
LouAn Muhm from the Park Rapids be our keynote speaker. She has a lot she can share about her experience as an educator and poet. Learn about how a rural poet makes connections to increase her visibility.
Send a 1-page poem of 40 lines or fewer for Sunday morning critique. Font must be 12 point or larger. Send 2 copies, one with identifying information, the other without. Put form in the right hand corner. Do not send prize-winning poems. Send poem-in-progress that need a fresh pair of eyes and a different perspective--which could improve the poem. Send copies to: Suz Wipperling, 4979 White Gables Trail, #8, Brainerd, MN 56401 on or before October 3. You can also Email the poem to: firstname.lastname@example.org by October 3. Critique notes will be handed out after the session.
Friday “Early Bird” Attendees:
6 pm Dutch-treat dinner and Open Mic Poetry Reading at Last Turn Saloon.
Free and open to the public
8:30–9 am Registration
9 - 10 am Sharing poetry w/ Heartland Poets in Bait & Tackle and Board meeting in
10:15-11 am NFSPS 2016 Report: Meredith Cook & General Session: Peter Stein
11-noon Special Report / Session – Peter Stein and other Board Members
12 – 1:15 Buffet lunch in Ojibwa Room (next door to Bait & Tackle)
1:30 -2:45 Keynote Poet: LouAn Muhm (books signing following her talk)
3 pm Break
3:30 – 5 pm LOMP Annual Contest Results – Peter Stein
5:30-7 pm Dinner in Club Room
7:30-9 pm LOMP Annual Contest Finale---Peter Stein
Afterwards: Informal read-around for ‘those who can’t get enough.”
8:30-9:30 am Sharing poetry & 2nd Board Meeting (if needed or desired)
9:30-11:30 am Poetry Critique session – Overhead projector used to discuss poems submitted
11:30 am Door prizes/Wrap up
Noon – 2pm Board members: Strategic Planning Session in Bait & Tackle Room