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Ojai’s Literary Conference “WordFest” Starts March 19

10 Feb

I went to Egypt with Sequoia Hamilton, one of the founders of WordFest, so it probably comes as no surprise that I’m getting deeply involved in this nine day literary extravaganza taking place in the cozy town of Ojai, California from March 19-27, 2011. Registration will begin soon!

In fact, once I caught up with my jet lag, when I haven’t been catching up on blogging, I’ve been thinking about, writing about, and discussing both online and in person various ideas for WordFest!

I’ve attended a number of writers and poetry conferences over the years from the Taos Poetry Circus to Squaw Valley Writers Conference to Seattle Poetry Festival, and I’ve organized my fair share of writerly events too, including hosting Spoken Word Salon for five years. I really enjoy meeting and talking with writers and attending workshops and panels. I also love being a part of events like this–from volunteering to hosting to organizing to presenting.

For Ojai Wordfest 2011, I’ve proposed several different ideas including writing workshops to be held on a whale watching cruise and writing workshops at a winery to an introduction to social media for writers and an advanced blogging workshop for writers who are also bloggers.

I’ll also be doing some readings from my new 3:15 experiment poetry collection, participating in the book, hosting open mics, and helping fellow en theos press writer Danika Dinsmore with her poetry boot camp.

So stay tuned for more news about Ojai’s WordFest 2011! It’s going to be HUGE!

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3 Responses to “Ojai’s Literary Conference “WordFest” Starts March 19”

  1. zoetropic February 10, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    How wonderful that this will take place in Ojai! Such a lovely town – I have tons of relatives there, I’ll spread the word ;)

  2. Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator February 15, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    Great! Please say hello if you attend yourself!

  3. Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator March 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    Registration for Message in a Bottle: Ocean to Ojai –Whales, Wines, Words is now up!
    http://ocean2ojai-efbevent.eventbrite.com/

    This is the day of writing workshops that I’m co-leading with Danika Dinsmore. I’ll also be appearing at WordFest’s Book Fair on Sat. March 19 and at Well Red on Friday March 25.

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