Seventy-degree days, stunning colonial architecture, friendly people, numerous museums and the culinary capital of Mexico all await you in beautiful Oaxaca de Juarez!
Join USPiM in Oaxaca for a week of inspiring literary discourse and cultural immersion during Oaxaca's most cherished week, Dia de los Muertos.
Poets Anne Waldman, Vincent Katz, Hoa Nguyen and Matvei Yankelevich will lead generative writing workshops and discussions. Celine Lombardi will lead a week of soft-cover chapbook-making sessions. Our Featured Readers will include Laura Solórzano (Guadalajara), Irma Pineda (Juchitan de Zaragoza, Zapotec language) and others! Testimonials
Overview & Schedule
It would be best to arrive Saturday, October 29, 2016, since most flights will arrive in the evening. On Sunday, we will start with morning Introductions and then take an introductory walking tour around the historic center so you will become familiar with the layout of streets, restaurants, and landmarks. Later Sunday evening, we will construct our collective Poet's Altar and enjoy a Welcome Reception cocktail hour.
Sunday, Oct. 30 10am-11am Introductions 11am-1pm Walkabout Centro Oaxaca 1pm-5pm Lunch break & free time 5pm-7pm Construct Poet's Altar & Welcome Reception
Monday, Oct. 31 9:30am-12pm Writing workshops w/Katz, Nguyen, Yankelevich, Waldman 12pm-1:30pm Lunch break 1:30pm-4pm Chapbook workshop w/Lombardi 7pm-12am Cementerios excursion
Tuesday, Nov. 1 9:30am-12pm Writing workshops w/Katz, Nguyen, Yankelevich 12pm-1:30pm Lunch break 1:30pm-2:30pm Discussion w/Anne Waldman 3pm-5:30pm Chapbook workshop w/Lombardi 5:30pm-7:30pm Museo de la Filatelia & Museo Textil de Oaxaca
Wednesday, Nov. 2 9:00am-1pm Chapbook workshop w/Lombardi 1pm-2:30pm Lunch 3pm-4pm Discussion w/Vincent Katz 4pm-6pm Museo de Arte Prehispanico de Mexico Rufino Tamayo 7pm-8pm Free Public Reading: Anne Waldman, Laura Solorzano
Thursday, Nov. 3 9:30am-12pm Writing workshops w/Katz, Nguyen, Yankelevich, Waldman 12pm-1:30pm Lunch break 1:30pm-4pm Chapbook workshop w/Lombardi 7pm-8pm Free Public Reading: Irma Pineda, Hoa Nguyen, Matvei Yankelevich
Friday, Nov. 4 9:30am-12pm Writing workshops w/Katz, Nguyen, Yankelevich 12pm-1:30pm Lunch break 1:30pm-2:30pm Discussion w/Anne Waldman 3pm-5:30pm Chapbook workshop w/Lombardi 6pm-8pm Free Public Reading-All participants and faculty read one poem each
*Only registered conference participants may attend orientation, lectures and workshops. Faculty and featured readers may join participants for lectures. Guests and spouses of participants and faculty are welcome to attend our free public readings.
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