The Elizabeth Bishop Conference & Poetry Festival

Conference Activities

All conference sessions will be held on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Registration for the conference will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday, October 9, from 3-7 p.m. and at WPI's Gordon Library on Friday, October 10, starting at 8 a.m.

Conference sessions, which will begin on Friday at 9 a.m. and end on Sunday afternoon, October 12, will feature Elizabeth Bishop scholars from the United States and abroad whose proposals were accepted by the Conference Program Committee. Included will be a plenary session with a talk by Thomas Travisano of the Elisabeth Bishop Society.

Plans also include an exhibition of Elizabeth Bishop's paintings and drawings and a guided bus tour of Bishop sites, ending with a ceremony at the newly-inscribed stone at Elizabeth Bishop's grave.

Conference busses will transport participants to evening festival events.

The conference concludes on Sunday afternoon, October 12, with a brunch and a reading.

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