The Elizabeth Bishop Conference & Poetry Festival

Conference Program Summary

Mon. Oct 6
5-7 p.m. Opening of exhibit of Elizabeth Bishop's artwork, Fletcher/Priest Gallery
8 p.m. Poetry reading by Sandra McPherson
Tue. Oct 7
8 p.m. Poetry reading by Kathleen Spivack, Shrewsbury Public Library
Wed. Oct 8
8 p.m. Poetry Reading by Donald Hall, Becker College
Thu. Oct 9
3-7 p.m. CONFERENCE BEGINS. Conference Welcome / Registration Desk, Crowne Plaza Hotel
8 p.m. Poetry reading by Derek Walcott, 1992 Nobel Laureate, Clark University
Fri. Oct 10
8 a.m. - on Conference Welcome / Registration Desk opens, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Library
9:00 - 10:30 Conference Sessions I-A, I-B, I-C, I-D
10:45 - 12:15 Conference Sessions II-A, II-B, II-C, II-D
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch, WPI
1:45 - 2:45 Conference Session III, Plenary Session
3:00 - 4:15 Conference Session IV, Painting & Poetry
6:00 p.m. Dinner, College of the Holy Cross
8:00 p.m. Poetry Reading by Mark Strand, Holy Cross
Sat. Oct 11
9:00 - 10:30 Conference Sessions V-A, V-B, V-C, V-D
10:45 - 12:15 Conference Sessions VI-A, VI-B, VI-C, VI-D
12:15 - 1:45 Lunch, WPI
1:45 - 4:00 Literary Tour, including sites relating to Bishop, Kunitz & Olson; exhibit of Bishop's paintings, display of Bishop Company materials, ceremony at gravesite.
6:00 Dinner, Assumption College
8:00 Poetry Reading, Frank Bidart, Lloyd Schwartz, Assumption College
Sun. Oct 12
9:30 - 10:30 Brazilian Brunch, Quinsigamond Community College
10:30 - 11:45 Staged reading from The Diary of Helena Morley, Quinsigamond Community College

Ongoing throughout the Conference: poetry workshops in Worcester-area schools, art exhibit at Fletcher/Priest Gallery, book exhibit at WPI Library, display of Bishop Company materials at Worcester Historical Museum, Elizabeth Bishop exhibits in WPI Library and Worcester Public Library

To be scheduled during the Conference: Meeting of Elizabeth Bishop Society


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