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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Ohio Poetry Day



The leaves are turning-- that means that Ohio Poetry Day is coming up.  Ohio Poetry Day comes on the third Friday of every October.

Coming up on this weekend will be the 75th Ohio Poetry Day, celebrated at Mount Union University in Alliance, OH.  On Friday, October 19, poets will gather at 7pm at the Hoover-Price Campus Center at Mount Union.  The OPD celebration usually includes readings, refreshments, impromptu workshops, and overnight poetry contests.  The next day, Saturday October 20, the doors open at 9am for the Evan-Lodge workshop at 10, where poems submitted to the Evan-Lodge poetry workshop will be discussed and critiqued.  During this time, the book room will be open, displaying and selling books by Ohio poets, as well as the chapbook by the Ohio poet of the year and the 2012 Ohio Poetry Day Best of Ohio book.  At noon will be lunch, and after the lunch, there will be a reading by the Ohio Poet of the Year, followed by readings of some of the Ohio Poetry Day contest winners and an open reading.

Come on over!
  • Next year's Ohio Poetry day will be held at Heidelberg University, in Tiffin, OH, October 18-19 2013.  Mark your calendars now!

3 comments:

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

A reminder; there's an evening Ohio Poetry day reception and contests at 7pm tomorrow at Mount Union College in Alliance, and then on Saturday there's lunch at the cafeteria, and the Ohio Poetry Day Contest winners and the Ohio Poet of the year readings after lunch (along with the book room, and an open mike).

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Geoffrey A. Landis said...

The Ohio Poetry Day "Best of Ohio 2012" books are now out. "Eric" posted his poem that won the "I hate you, let's have a drink" contest: ericvblanchard.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-night-could-be-wrong.html

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau