|Date||What & Where||Details|
|December 27, 2008||Speculative Poetry Workshop
Dibner Hall of the History of Science
San Marino, CA huntington.org/Information/dibnerhall.htm
|The Southland Poets of the Fantastic hosted their 4th quarterly workshop at the Huntington's newly opened Dibner Hall of the History of Science.|
|December 12, 2008||Deep Cleveland Poetry Hour & Open Mic
|SFPA member Joshua Gage was the featured reader at this reading hosted by fellow SFPA member J.E. Stanley. Gage read from his new book of haiku, breaths.|
|December 10, 2008||The Poetry of Science Fiction
Presentation for the Library of Congress Professional Association's What IF ... Science Fiction and Fantasy Forum
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
|Former Science Fiction Poetry Association president Mike Allen spoke about "The Poetry of Science Fiction" as a guest of The Library of Congress Professional Association.|
|December 7, 2008||Poets on Site
APC Fine Arts Gallery
1621 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, Calif.
|Five members of the Southland Poets of the Fantastic (and the SFPA) read with Poets on Site from a collection of poems written for the paintings of Henry Fukuhara. Participants included Denise Dumars, Lois P Jones, Deborah P Kolodji, Nancy Ellis Taylor and Kath Abela Wilson.|
|December 7, 2008||
Poetry Workshop and Pedestal Magazine Reading Event
Sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society.
|SFPA member John Amen, publisher of The Pedestal Magazine, led this workshop, which centered on discussions related to how various poets achieve cohesion in their poetry through the use of narrative, imagery, and rhythm. Sample poems were discussed, and participants brought samples of their own work for group discussion. Following the workshop, a Pedestal reading was held.|
|November 2, 2008||
Falling Star Magazine Reading
|Matt McGee is publisher of Falling Star Magazine, a collection of short fiction and poetry from writers all over the world. He is a director and producer of theatre, recently staging David Mamet's American Buffalo and Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons of Cotton. Deborah P Kolodji is president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, a member of the Haiku Society of America, and her work can be found in Modern Haiku and Frogpond, in addition to Star*Line, Scifaikuest, and Mythic.|
|November 14–16, 2008||
NC Writers Network Conference
|Stacey Cochran, Nicki Leone, and SFPA member John Amen, publisher of The Pedestal Magazine, gave a panel talk: The Brave New Worlds of the Internet. Amen also offered a workshop: Writing Poems with Presence: Accessing the Primary and a musical performance.|
|October 30, 2008||World Fantasy Convention
|Carolyn Clink hosted the annual poetry reading. Contact Carolyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|October 29, 2008||An Evening of Horror Fiction, Dark Poetry, and Haunting Music
with the Southland Poets of the Fantastic
Woodland Hills Public Library
Woodland Hills, California
|Scheduled participants included Denise Dumars, Gywnne Garfinkle, Samantha Henderson, Deborah P Kolodji, Vanessa VanWagner, and Kathabela and Rick Wilson|
|October 25, 2008||
Saturday Night With The Poet's Haven
|SFPA members Geoffrey Landis and Mary Turzillo were featured authors. Mary's most recent books of poetry include Your Cat, and Other Space Aliens and Dragon Soup (with Marge Simon). Geoffrey Landis' poetry collection Iron Angels will appear from VanZeno Press.|
|September 27, 2008||Context
Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Writing Poetry or Lyrics, a panel with Barry Childs-Helton, Robin Nakkula and Cathy Callaghan.
Writing Genre Poetry, a panel with Mary Turzillo, Mike Arnzen, Erin Hoffman, Childs-Helton, Callaghan and Dalmas.
Poetry readings with Callaghan, Turzillo, Arnzen, Geoff Landis, Lucy Snyder and Timons Esaias.
|September 8, 2008||Cleveland Speculators
Cuyahoga Astronomical Association
Rocky River Nature Center
North Olmsted, OH
|Astronomical-themed poetry reading. Featured poets were John Nichols, Joshua Gage, Geoffrey A. Landis and Mary Turzillo.|
|August 9, 2008||WorldCon
|Creating Speculative Poetry Panel: Bryan Thao Worra, Elissa Malcohn, Geoffrey Landis, Jo Walton (moderator), Mary Turzillo|
|August 23, 2008||Ray Bradbury 88th Birthday Party
Mystery & Imagination Bookstore
|SFPA officers Deborah P Kolodji, Samantha Henderson, and Drew Morse (tentative) presented Mr. Bradbury with his Grand Master Poet Award from the Science Fiction Poetry Association.|
|July 19–20, 2008||BabelCon
Baton Rouge, LA
|SFPA members Robin Mayhall, J. Bruce Fuller and Charles Gramlich
presented a panel discussion on speculative poetry. Gramlich also
presented three panels in the Science Track:
|July 19, 2008||Rhysling Poetry Slan
|The Rhyslings are the annual awards of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and Readercon is proud to be their new annual host. (A poetry "slan"—not to be confused with "slam"—is a poetry reading by sf folks. If you don't get the in-joke, ask an sf fan above a certain age).|
|July 18, 2008||Speculative Poetry Workshop
|Speculative poetry is also known by the equally puzzling monikers "science fiction poetry" and "fantastic poetry." What is it? Who publishes it? How do you write it and why would you want to? Facilitated by Mike Allen.|
|June 7, 2008||Southland Poets of the Fantastic
Geeks & Goths Poetry Workshop
California Science Center
Los Angeles, CA
|Nancy Ellis Taylor hosted this workshop. California Science Center tour of the museum for poetic prompts.|
|June 2, 2008||Speculators Poetry Get-Together
Muldoon's Saloon & Eatery
|The June meeting of the Speculators, a Cleveland-area monthly workshop for speculative poetry.|
|May 25, 2008||
OASIS 21 Poetry Panel
|Brave New Worlds of SF Poetry
Explore the worlds of speculative poetry with readings and commentary by poets. In addition Paul Vincenti and panelists will discuss relationships between poetry and the visual arts. Chris Ambrose(m), Bruce Boston, Malcom Deeley, Marge Simon, Paul Vincenti, and John Tumlin.
|May 23–26, 2008||Balticon 42
Hunt Valley, MD
|Poetry programming includes the Balticon Poetry Workshop, Poetry Contest Winners' Reading, and Poetry Reading.|
|May 23–26, 2008||Wiscon 32
|WisCon SFPA poetry reading with Sandra Lindow, F.J. Bergmann, Elissa Malcohn, and Alan DeNiro.|
|May 17, 2008||Eaton Conference
| Poetry reading and open mike for science fiction, fantasy, horror,
science, and surreal poetry.
Officers of the Science Fiction Poetry Association presented their archives to the Eaton Collection. Participating officers include Deborah P Kolodji (president), Samantha Henderson (treasurer), and Richard Gombert (publication archivist). Other participating poets include Geoffrey A. Landis, Mary Turzillo, g.o. clark, Denise Dumars, Kendall Evans, Stephen M. Wilson, Karen A. Romanko, Jeff Green and Ruth Nolan.
|April 27, 2008|| LA Pedestal Event
|Featured SFPA member John Amen plus Timothy Green, Judy Kronenfeld, Florence Weinberger, Ed Frankel, David Dannov, Karen Stromberg, Ruth Nolan, PB Rippey, Marylen Grigas, & Lucia Galloway.|
|April 26-27, 2008||Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles, CA
Falling Star Magazine booth.
Poetry programming at the festival includes Rhysling nominee Albert Goldbarth, former US poet laureate Robert Pinksy, and California state poet laureate Al Young. Panelists of note include Ray Bradbury, Kelly Link, and David Brin. SFPA President Deborah P. Kolodji and SFPA Treasurer Samantha Henderson signed books.
|April 25-27, 2008||California Federation of Chaparral Poets, Inc. Convention
|SFPA president Deborah P Kolodji gave a workshop on ancient, modern, and speculative haiku. SFPA member and publisher of The Pedestal Magazine, John Amen, gave a workshop, "Accessing Achetypal Life-Images: Writing from the Crucial." A workshop, "Humor in Poetry" presented by SFPA member Lee Collins, followed.|
|April 25-26, 2008||RavenCon
|Former SFPA president Mike Allen conducted a poetry workshop and
attended the following:
|April 22, 2008|| Poetry Reading by City Poets
Central Square Branch Library
|Cambridge Poet Populist & SFPA member Peter Payack read his poetry along with Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish.|
|April 14, 2008||Monday Night Poetry
Santa Catalina Branch—Pasadena Library
|Science Fiction Poetry Reading: Don Kingfisher Campbell hosted. SFPA President Deborah P Kolodji, guest host. Denise Dumars and Kendall Evans, featured poets.|
|April 10, 2008|| NYC Pedestal Event
Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
New York, NY
|Featured SFPA member John Amen plus Edward Hirsch, Christine Boyka Kluge, and George Wallace.|
|March 29, 2008||Southland Poets of the Fantastic
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Culver City, CA
|Tour of such displays as "Lives of Perfect Creatures: Dogs of the Soviet Space Program" and "The Eye of the Needle: The Microminiatures of Hagop Sandaldjian" for poetic inspiration for our writing session. Participants included Nancy Ellis Taylor, Denise Dumars, Stephania Ebony, Lois P. Jones, Deborah P Kolodji and Yoon Ha Lee.|
|March 27-30, 2008||World Horror Convention
Salt Lake City, UT
Where and How to Publish Your Poetry: Linda Addison, Stephen M. Wilson, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Marge Simon.
The Art of Writing Poetry: Linda Addison, Scott Edelman, Stephen M. Wilson, JoSelle Vanderhooft (mod), Marge Simon, Michael R. Collings.
Poetry Reading: Hosted by Stephen M. Wilson
Poetry Workshop: Hosted by Michael R. Collings
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