2023 Spring Workshop
April 28-29th in Riverton, Wyoming
WyoPoets is pleased to announce that Aaron Abeyta (https://aaronabeytapoet.com/) will be our presenter at the 2023 Spring Workshop, scheduled for April 28-29 at the Riverton Holiday Inn in Riverton, Wyoming. (Hotel Booking)
Aaron A. Abeyta is a Colorado native, Professor of English, and the Mayor of Antonito, Colorado, his hometown.
He is the author of four collections of poetry and one novel. For his book, colcha, Abeyta received an American Book Award and the Colorado Book Award. In addition, his novel, Rise, Do Not be Afraid, was a finalist for the 2007 Colorado Book Award and El Premio Aztlan. Abeyta was awarded a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for poetry, and he is the former Poet Laureate of Colorado’s Western Slope, as named by the Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival. Abeyta is also a recipient of a Governor’s Creative Leadership Award for 2017. Abeyta was a finalist for Colorado Poet Laureate, 2019.
Aaron has over 100 publications including 'An Introduction to Poetry, 10th ed.,' Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, & Drama, 8th ed.' ‘Conversations in American Literature: Language, Rhetoric, & Culture’ ‘The Leopold Outlook’ ‘Colorado Central Magazine’ ‘The High Country News’ and numerous other journals.
Members who arrive Friday afternoon will be on their own for dinner (local recommendations), but we are tentatively planning a Friday evening poetry reading with Aaron.
The Spring Workshop is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Legislature.
There are a few places to stay in Riverton, but the 2023 Spring Workshop, scheduled for April 28-29 will be held at the at the Riverton Holiday Inn. Please use the link to direct you to their lodging page if you wish to stay on site.
Early Bird Registration
Register before April 10th for the Early Bird rate of $70. Registration includes lunch and snacks. Registrations postmarked on or before April 10 will be given the Early Bird rate. If postmarked after April 10, the rate is $75, lunch not guaranteed. You can pay at the registration table. Please fill out the contact information form, then use the PayPal form to submit your payment. You may also renew your membership when you sign up for the workshop -- please use the dropdown to select. Wyoming K-16 students are eligible for a reduced student rate at 50% off (select from dropdown). Please email proof of student status to firstname.lastname@example.org.