Conference Overview & Schedule

It would be best to arrive Saturday, October 25, since most flights will arrive in the evening.  Sunday is a good day to walk around the historic center of town and become familiar with the layout of streets and landmarks. 

Plan your own workshop week!  Workshops are conducted on a daily basis and you may work with one poet for one, two, three or all four days.  Daily sign-up sheets are provided. Workshops are intimate and limited to 10 persons each on a first come, first served sign up basis on the day of the workshop.

Saturday, October 25

Arrive in Oaxaca

Sunday, October 26

9:30am - 12:30pm  Group visit to Monte Alban (See Activities)

3:30pm-4:30pm     Faculty only meeting

6:00pm-7pm           Orientation - Participants Only

7:00pm-8:00pm     Welcome Cocktail Reception Participants, Spouses & Guests

Monday, October 27

9:30am - 12:00pm    Workshops:  Berrigan, Bosselaar, Sullivan, Wagner

2:00pm - 4:30pm    Consultations: Larry Fagin (Limited. Advance registration required)

5:00pm - 6:00pm    Discussion:  Ron Silliman

7:30pm - 8:30pm     FREE PUBLIC READING: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Guadalupe Angela

Tuesday, October 28

9:30am - 12:00pm   Workshops:  Berrigan, Bosselaar, Sullivan, Wagner

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lecture on Zapotec language and culture

Afternoons Consultations with Larry Fagin (Limited. Advance registration required)

5:00pm - 6:00pm   Discussion:  Andrei Codrescu

7:30pm - 8:30pm    FREE PUBLIC READING: Anselm Berrigan, Natalia Toledo, Clare Sullivan (Zapotec/Eng.)

Wednesday, October 29

9:30am - 12:00pm   Workshop: Codrescu

Afternoons Consultations with Larry Fagin (Limited. Advance registration required)

5:00pm - 6:00pm   Discussion:  Ron Silliman

7:30pm - 8:30pm    FREE PUBLIC READINGLeah Silvieus (Fellowship Award), Ron Silliman, Larry Fagin

Thursday, October 30

9:30am - 12:00pm    Workshops:  Berrigan, Bosselaar, Sullivan, Wagner

Afternoon Consultations with Larry Fagin (Limited. Advance registration required)

5:00pm - 6:00pm   Discussion:  Ron Silliman

7:30pm - 8:30pm    FREE PUBLIC READINGAndrei Codrescu, Rocio Gonzalez, Catherine Wagner

Friday, October 31

9:30am - 12:00pm    Workshops:  Berrigan, Bosselaar, Sullivan, Wagner

5:30pm - 6:45pm   FREE PUBLIC READINGAll Participants & Faculty read one poem each

7:00pm - 10:30/11:00pm  Group visit to Xoxocotlan Cementario Viejo (See Activities)

Workshops:  Becari Language School

Monday through Thursday: Readings at Biblioteca Henestrosa 7:30pm - 8:30pm  Friday: 5:30pm-6:45pm

*Only registered conference participants may attend workshops and private consultations. Faculty and featured readers may join participants for discussions and lectures. Guests and spouses of participants and faculty are welcome to attend our free public readings.

Register & Pay Online

Becari Language School also offers Spanish lessons (not included in conference fees) $155 for 15 hours in a group class or $255 for 15 hours of private lessons. (additional cost). Please contact Sandra or Martha directly at Becari.

Please contact uspoetsinmexico@verizon with any questions.