2016 Workshops

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Thursday, April 7   Nature’s Treasures/Crystal Auditorium

1:00-2:00         Anna Sandy
                    "Narrative Poetry is Alive and Kicking: How to Tell Your Story in Verse"

Friday, April 8   Blanton Museum (Smith Building) Capitol Room

11:00-12:00      Amoja (The Mo-Man) Sumler
                    "Spoken Word and Poetry as Social Advocacy"

1:00-3:00         D’Arcy Randall 
                   “Ekphrastic Poetry”   

Saturday, April 9   Casa De Luz

9:15-10:15      Christine Beck
                    "How to Move Your Poetry to the Next Level"

10:30-11:30     Joaquin Zihuatanejo
                    “Beginning at the End: Writing the Odd, Publishable Poem”

11:45-12:45     Sarah Frances Moran
                    “Battling Rejection”

1:00-2:00         Zoë Fay-Stindt
                   "The Lyric ‘I’"

2:15-3:15         Jenna Opperman and Andrea Eames
                "Unearthing: An Archeological Dig of the Mind"

3:30-4:30         Victor Johnson, Sr. and Dianna Simmons
                "Using Modern Technology to promote and market your work"

4:45-5:45         G. F. (Favian) Harper and Jessica Binkley
                “Threading the Line – the Process of Creating”


The review committee seeks workshop leaders that are diverse in their backgrounds, pursuits, affiliations, locations and ages.  Submitters do not need to be API members.  Presenters who fail to execute their accepted panel as it is described in the event proposal submission will forfeit their participation in future festivals.