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 Excursions)

3pm-4pm           Orientation - Participants & Faculty Only

6pm-7pm     Welcome Cocktail Reception Faculty, Participants, Award Recipients and their spouses

Monday, October 27

10am - 12:30pm    Workshops:  Berrigan, Bosselaar, Sullivan, Wagner

4pm - 5pm    Discussion:  Ron Silliman (participants and enrolled guests only)

6pm-7:30pm   FREE PUBLIC READINGLaure-Anne Bosselaar, Natalia Toledo (Zapotec/Spanish/English/translations: Clare Sullivan), Maria Baranda at IAGO (Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca), Macedonio Alcalá, No 507

Tuesday, October 28

10am-12:30pm   Workshops:  Berrigan, Bosselaar, Sullivan, Wagner

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lecture on Zapotec language and culture

Afternoons Workshop with Leah Silvieus

4pm - 5pm   Discussion:  Andrei Codrescu (participants and enrolled guests only)

6pm-7:30pm    FREE PUBLIC READING: Leah Silvieus (Fellowship Recipient), Guadalupe Angela, Catherine Wagner, Ron Silliman at MACO (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca), Macedonia Alcala, 202

Wednesday, October 29

10am - 12:30pm   Workshop: Codrescu (participants and enrolled guests only)

4pm - 5pm   Discussion:  Ron Silliman (participants and enrolled guests only)

6pm-7:30pm   FREE PUBLIC READINGLaurie Price, Anselm Berrigan, Andrei Codrescu at IAGO (Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca), Macedonio Alcalá, No 507

Thursday, October 30

10am - 12:30pm    Workshops:  Berrigan, Bosselaar, Sullivan, Wagner

4pm - 5pm   Discussion:  Ron Silliman (participants and enrolled guests only)

6pm-7:30pm   FREE PUBLIC READING: Yucatec Mayan translations of poems by Feliciano Sanchez Chan by Jon Harrington at the Oaxaca Hub, Quintana Roo, 211

Friday, October 31

10am - 12:30pm    Workshops:  Berrigan, Bosselaar, Sullivan, Wagner

5:30-7pm     FREE PUBLIC READINGAll Participants & Faculty read one poem each at the Oaxaca Hub, Quintana Roo, 211

Saturday, November 1

3pm-4pm     FREE PUBLIC READING: Rocio Gonzalez (translations: Laurie Price) at Posada del Centro on Independencia, 407

*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.

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