2013 Events Archive

SF Poetry Readings, Book Launches & Signings, Writing Workshops, Contests, and Convention Programming

SF Conventions with Poetry Programming
January 18-21, 2013
Friday–Sunday
Arisia
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston MA
Poetry reading and panels
March 8–10, 2013
Friday–Sunday
CondorCon
San Diego CA
Poetry workshop and reading
April 4–6, 2014
Thursday–Sunday
Eaton Science Fiction Conference
Mariott Hotel, Riverside CA
Co-sponsored with the Science Fiction Research Association; examines science fiction in multiple media.
April 12–14, 2013
Friday–Sunday
OdysseyCon
Radisson Hotel, Madison WI
Prose poem contest, poetry slam, literary panels
May 24–27, 2013
Friday–Monday
WisCon
Concourse Hotel, Madison WI
Feminist SF convention, SFPA reading, literary and academic.
July 11–14, 2013
Thursday–Sunday
ReaderCon
Marriott Hotel, Burlington MA
SF convention, many readings, literary and academic.
August 29–
September 2
World Con
Lone Star Con
Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio TX
Rhysling, Dwarf Stars, & Elgin Awards ceremony
September 27–29

ConText
Worthington OH

Writing workshops and more
Upcoming 2014 Events
February 27, Thursday, 8 pm The Superheroes of Poetry: A Night of Speculative Poets in PST
Jack Straw Cultural Center 4261 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, Washington 98105
Love sci-fi, comic books, or science? Then come out to see the best speculative poets from all over the country read their odes of particle physics, supervillains and alien planets, all in one fantastic night of poetry!

Hosted by 2013 Jack Straw Writer Jeannine Hall Gailey. With Bryan D. Dietrich (KS), Jeannine Hall Gailey (WA), Lesley Wheeler (VA), Sally Rosen Kindred (MD), Jason McCall (AL), Evan J. Peterson (WA), and Jason Mott (NC).
Past 2013 Events
January 6
Sunday
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada-Flintridge, CA 91011 (map)
www.flintridgebooks.com
Rattle contributor readings from the Speculative Poetry issue
January 19–20
Saturday/Sunday
Arisia
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston MA
Speculative Poetry Reading & Panel
February 3
Sunday
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada-Flintridge, CA 91011 (map)
www.flintridgebooks.com
Rattle contributor readings from the Speculative Poetry issue (Deborah P Kolodji will read)
March 3
Sunday
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada-Flintridge, CA 91011 (map)
www.flintridgebooks.com
Rattle contributor readings from the Speculative Poetry issue
March 17
Sunday

VerseFest
Ottawa
versefest.ca/2013/schedule/sunday/

SFPA member LeRoy Gorman at Versefest
April 6, Saturday, 2–4 pm Haiku Workshop
Huntington Beach Central Library
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA

Deborah Kolodji will conduct a haiku workshop at the Huntington Beach Central Library, in the Balboa Room.

April 11-14 Austin International Poetry Festival
Austin TX
Friday April 12 "Dark Poetry" workshop: discussions on SciFi Poetry, Slipstream, SteamPunk, Horror and the like.
August 14, 7–9 pm

Dwarf Stars Reading
Mac's Backs on Coventry
1820 Coventry Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

Reading will be followed by the round-robin open mike.

Featured the editors of the 2012 Dwarf Stars anthology, Geoffrey A. Landis and Joshua Gage, as well as poets J.E. Stanley, dan smith, Holly Jensen, and Mary A. Turzillo, who appear in the book. This is a collection of the best "dwarf" speculative poetry of the year, poems of ten lines or fewer; "speculative" poems include science fiction, fantasy, surrealism, horror, and other elements of speculation and worldbuilding. We will celebrate haiku, scifaiku, cinquains, and other forms of short-short poetry!

August 16, Friday, 10 am

Haiku North America
on the Queen Mary
1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach, CA

haikunorthamerica.com/2/post/2013/07/joshua-gage-and-horror-haiku-friday.html

Horror haiku panel with Joshua Gage
August 17, Saturday, 10:30 am

Haiku North America
on the Queen Mary
1126 Queen's Highway, Long Beach, CA

odt.co.nz/campus/university-otago/266122/presenting-haiku-science-lines-liner

Science of Haiku: spec haiku presentation by Sandra Simpson and Sophia Frentz (both women are from New Zealand)
September 28, Saturday, 10am–noon

ConText Speculative Poetry workshop with Timons Esias, who will also be doing a 3-hour workshop on Style in Speculative Fiction, which might also be relevant to poets.

More info:
s187772641.onlinehome.us/workshop.htm

 
November 3, Sunday, 2–4 pm

Dandelion Breeze Launch Party
Pacific Asia Museum
46 N Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA

facebook.com/events/169431529922805/

Southern California Haiku Study Group anthology launch. The following sfpa members are included in the anthology:

Deborah P Kolodji
Nancy Ellis Taylor
Kath Abela Wilson

 

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