2009 Events Archive

Date What & Where Details
December 10, 2009 Albert Goldbarth Poetry Reading
Hammer Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Multiple Rhysling Nominee Albert Goldbarth read at the Hammer Museum. He is the author of 25 collections of poetry, including The Kitchen Sink: New and Selected Poems, 1972-2007, and To Be Read in 500 Years: Poems. Last year, he was awarded the Mark Twain Award for Humorous Poetry by the Poetry Foundation.
November 27–29, 2009 LosCon 36
The Los Angeles Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Los Angeles, CA
Speculative Poetry Panel: The panelists were SFPA members Deborah P Kolodji, Denise Dumars, W. Gregory Stewart and Kendall Evans.
October 29–
November 1, 2009
World Fantasy Convention
Edgar Allan Poe's 200th Birthday
San Jose, CA
Numerous SFPA members were among the poets/writers reading.
August 5–9, 2009 Haiku North America
National Library of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
SFPA President Deborah P Kolodji gave a presentation on speculative haiku/scifaiku, "Haiku Speculations and Crosscurrents."
August 13, 2009 Insights Second Thursday Poetry Reading
Brunswick OH

Brunswick Artworks

SFPA member Geoffrey A. Landis was the featured poet, reading poems from his new book Iron Angels. Reading sponsored by Brunswick Artworks.

August 6–10, 2009 Anticipation
(aka WorldCon) (aka the 27th Annual World Science Fiction Convention
Montreal, Quebec
Featured an abundance of speculative poetry-related events, including panel discussions by well-known SF poets, an "Iron Chef" poetry competition, and a Saturday night SF poetry slam.
June 28, 2009 Southland Poets of the Fantastic Workshop
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, CA
Speculative poetry workshop tied in with the museum's special exhibit on "Discovering Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles." Participants included Deborah P Kolodji, Denise Dumars, and Kathabela Wilson.
July 8, 2009 Second Wednesday Poetry Reading
Mac's Backs
Cleveland Heights, OH
SFPA member Geoffrey A. Landis was a featured poet.
July 10, 2009 ReaderCon 20
Burlington, MA
Poetry and Science Fiction Talk/Discussion with Mike Allen and Michael Bishop: Over the years, sf and poetry have intersected in myriad ways; the two art forms have significant ties, even when the poetry itself isn't SF. Discussion of their joint history.
July 10, 2009 ReaderCon 20
Burlington, MA
Goblin Fruit/Mythic Delirium Poetry Reading "Goblin Delirium? Mythic Fruit? Either way, what it says on the tin!" A joint poetry reading from the pages and pixels of two fantastical journals at Readercon.
July 10, 2009 ReaderCon 20
Burlington, MA


Speculative Poetry Workshop. Mike Allen with participation by Leah Bobet, Michael A. Burstein, Vylar Kaftan, Ernest Lilley.

What is speculative poetry? How do you write it, why would you want to, and which editors will buy it?

July 11, 2009 ReaderCon 20
Burlington, MA
Rhysling Award Poetry Slan
July 12, 2009 Poets On Site
Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, CA
Reading and performance of poems inspired by the Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles exhibit, produced by SFPA member Kathabela Wilson.

Performance with East Indian music and dancers. Other participating poets included Lois P. Jones, Nancy Ellis Taylor, Deborah P Kolodji, and Denise Dumars.

July 21, 2009 Art Bar Reading Series
Toronto, Ontario

Sandra Kasturi, Nashira Dernesch & Souvankham Thammavongsa read.

April 30–May 3, 2009
2009 Eaton Science Fiction Conference
Extraordinary Voyages: Jules Verne and Beyond
Eaton Conference
Several SFPA members participated in a Poetry Reading and Open Mike during the conference. Read a report and check out a photo of the participants on the 2009 News page.
February 28, 2009 ConDor
San Diego, CA
Participants in the poetry workshop and reading included Deborah Flores, Samantha Henderson, Deborah Kolodji, Jules Runolfson, and Billie Dee.
February 15, 2009
Boston, MA
The Science Fiction/Fantasy Poetry reading was moderated by Mary A. Turzillo. In addition to Mary, SF poets and/or SFPA members who read included Jo Walton (who was also a guest of honor), Geoffrey A. Landis, Sonya Taaffe , and Jane Yolen.

Geoffrey A. Landis read, featuring poems from his new book, Iron Angels.

January 9, 2009 Deep Cleveland Poetry Hour
Borders Bookstore
Strongsville, OH
SFPA member Geoffrey A. Landis was the featured poet at the Deep Cleveland Poetry Hour, launching his new poetry collection, Iron Angels.

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