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)

4:00pm-5:00pm           Orientation - Participants Only

6:00pm-7:00     Welcome Cocktail Reception Faculty, Participants, Spouses, Award Recipients

Monday, October 27

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

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

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

6pm-7:30pm   FREE PUBLIC READINGMaria Baranda, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Natalia Toledo (Zapotec/Spanish/English/translations: Clare Sullivan) 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 Consultations with Larry Fagin

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

6pm-7:30pm    FREE PUBLIC READING: Catherine Wagner, Leah Silvieus (USPiM Fellowship Award), Guadalupe Angela, Feliciano Sanchez Chan (Yucatec Mayan/translations: Jonathan Harrington)

Wednesday, October 29

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

Afternoons Consultations with Larry Fagin

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

6pm-7:30pm   FREE PUBLIC READING: Andrei Codrescu, Anselm Berrigan, Laurie Price & 1 Mexico Scholarship award at IAGO (Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca), Macedonio Alcalá, No 507

Thursday, October 30

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

Afternoon Consultations with Larry Fagin

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

6pm-7:30pm   FREE PUBLIC READING: Ron Silliman, Larry Fagin, Rocio Gonzalez (translations: Laurie Price) & 1 Mexico Scholarship award

Friday, October 31

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

5:30-7pm     FREE PUBLIC READINGAll Participants & Faculty read one poem each

7pm - 10:30/11:00pm  Private group visit to Xoxocotlan Cementario Viejo (See Excursions)

 

*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

Please contact uspoetsinmexico@verizon with any questions.