Spring 2015 Pen in Hand Mini-Conference
Poetry from Page to Stage
Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(doors open at 8:30 a.m.)
Midwest Writing Center
To kick off National Poetry Month, MWC hosts an all-day mini-conference exploring writing and performing poetry, from being a first-time poet to taking the stage to share your work with an audience. Featuring four 75-minute workshops, including an introductory Elements of Poetry workshop led by Ryan Collins, a Persona Poetry workshop led by former MWC Poet-In-Residence Aubrey Ryan, and a panel discussion on approaches to performing poetry in different contexts. Other instructors include Farah Marklevits and former QC Poet Laureate Dale Haake.
Cost of workshops for MWC members is $10/workshop, $30 for all four, and cost for non-MWC members is $15/workshop, $45 for all four. The performance panel will be free & open to the public. Scholarships will be available for high school/college students.
Bonus! The first five registrations will also receive a free MWC Press poetry title of their choice. Register via PayPal below or call Ryan Collins at 563-324-1410 to pay by phone.