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Join Us at the ECO-poetry, Place + Technology Conference

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Join editor-in-chief Simmons Buntin, poetry editor Derek Sheffield, poet Arthur Sze, editors Natalie Young and Michael McLane, plus other acclaimed writers, editors, and teachers at the second annual ECO-poetry, Place & Technology Conference presented by the Art of Literature: A Partnership between Southern Utah University and the Utah Humanities Book Festival and held at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah.

Students, register now.

Thursday, October 12

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Workshop: The Editor Ecologist: Publishing in Today’s Technological World, featuring Natalie Young, Sugar House Review; Eric Robertson, Saltfront; and Derek Sheffield,; moderated by Simmons Buntin,

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Workshop: The Craft of Poetry, featuring Arthur Sze

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Reception and Book Table

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
A Literary Introduction, Derek Sheffield
Keynote Reading, Arthur Sze
Book Signing

Friday, October 13

All Friday events are in the Whiting Room of the Hunter Conference Center.

Workshops and Readings

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 – Workshop: Eco-Poetry, Derek Sheffield
  • 10:00  – 10:50 – Reading: Mark Irwin and Danielle Dubrasky
  • 11:00 – 11:50 – Workshop: Eco-Poetry, Arthur Sze
  • 1:00 – 1:50 – Workshop: Experiential Learning, Helen Boswell
  • 2:00 – 2:50 – Reading: Natalie Young and Derek Sheffield
  • 3:00 – Book Signings and Student Open Mic

Read Simmons Buntin’s keynote literary introduction from last year’s inaugural conference.

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