THE LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA POETS 2015 FALL CONVENTION

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 9:30am to Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

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THE LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA POETS 2015 FALL CONVENTION

Join us for a weekend at the historic Hotel 340, located at 340 Cedar Street in downtown Saint Paul. Housed by the historic Saint Paul Athletic Club building (also known as the University Club of Saint Paul’s downtown clubhouse), the hotel’s rooms and suites are located on the top three floors (floors 10, 11 and 12). We have negotiated special rates, but you must reserve your room before September 1, 2015. Call 1-651-280-4120 to make reservations and be sure to ask for the League of Minnesota Poets rate. Doris Stengel and Susan Chambers will share their secrets to making your poetry readings memorable and effective. Both are veteran poetry performers with backgrounds in theater and will help you present your poems with pizzazz! Select a short, dramatic poem of 10 to 30 lines that you have had trouble “getting across” or one that you think could be read better with some help. Send a copy to Susan Chambers, 57310 166th Ln, Good Thunder, MN 56037 on or before October 1. Print the copy you will bring with you in a larger font size than normal (16 or 18 points*), so you will be able to read it from a short distance.

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PROGRAM

Saturday:

9:30–10:00am Registration

10:00–11:00am Sharing poetry and/or Board meeting—Dennis Herschbach

11:00–12:30pm NFSPS 2014 report, General Session

12:30–1:30pm Lunch

1:45–3:00pm Keynote address Doris Stengel and Sue Chambers

3:00pm break

3:30-5:00pm 1st part of LOMP Annual contest—Peter Stein

5:30–6:30pm Dinner---Speakers Doris and Susan perform a poem

7:30–9:00pm LOMP Annual contest Finale—Peter Stein Informal read around for those who can’t get enough

Sunday

8:30–9:30am sharing poetry 2nd board meeting (if needed or desired)

9:30–11:30am Performing your poetry—a critique session with Doris & Susan

ADJOURN AND CHECK OUT