McPherson to be site of WordFest writing conference


McPHERSON — Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate, will speak at the second annual WordFest, a conference for writers at all levels, which will be April 16 and 17 in McPherson.

Her topic will be “Finding Our Way Home Through the Power of Poetry: A Reading.”

A reception and open microphone event will be 6-9 p.m. April 16 at the McPherson Museum. Sessions and an open mike opportunity are planned 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 17 at the McPherson Opera House. A reception, breakfast and lunch are included in the $75 early bird full-conference rate, available until April 10.

People ages 65 and older, students with student ID and McPherson Museum members may attend individual sessions without registering for $10 each. The public may attend individual sessions for $15 each. Four session times are planned. Those who don’t register for the entire conference will miss the reception, Saturday meals and mealtime speakers.

For a conference program and more information, call Carla Barber, (620) 241-8464 or e-mail [email protected], subject line “WordFest,” or go to and click on the WordFest page.

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