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What is a “Conversation”? Interesting Conversations brings outstanding speakers/facilitators together with lifelong learners or simply curious individuals to share their expertise and passion on a wide range of topics through conversation (rather than lectures).
This is about a lively interaction and sharing of ideas, observations and opinions through participation, questions, sharing experiences and insights. Please follow and like our Interesting Conversations Facebook page for updates and supplementary materials on upcoming topics.
Make new friends, enjoy stimulating conversation, munchies and beverages - all for the price of a movie ticket. We provide munchies, coffee, tea, soda and water (or bring a beverage of your choice).
Your tax deductible donation helps build the non-profit's educational award fund.
Speculative Poetry - POSTPONED
Due to Coronavirus, Interesting Conversations is postponing future conversations until further notice.
We hope to reschedule Speculative Poetry:
Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Speculative genre isn't just limited to novels and short stories. If you're an aspiring poet whose efforts don't conform to mainstream literary expectations, then the fantastical or slipstream verse that you're writing is probably Spec. Come learn about the genre poetry (it's longer than you think) and the magazines and anthologies at the forefront of publishing the most diverse and vibrant new voices.
Our facilitator for this interesting conversation is AJ Odasso, MFA. If you visit "Rate my Professor" for UNM, you will discover that AJ is a 5 out of 5! "Inspirational", "Amazing Lectures", "Hilarious" are a few of the adjectives to describe AJ.
A.J. Odasso's poetry has appeared in an eclectic variety of publications, including Sybil's Garage, Mythic Delirium, Strange Horizons, Stone Telling, Farrago's Wainscot, Battersea Review, Barking Sycamores, New England Review of Books, and Rascal. Their prose has most recently appeared in the anthologies The Hidden Youth (Crossed Genres, 2016) and Knowing Why (Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, 2018), as well as in the Winter 2017 and Spring 2018 issues of Pulp Literature. A.J.'s third poetry collection, The Sting of It (Tolsun Books, 2019), won Best LGBT Book in the 2019 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards, and is currently a Lambda Literary Awards nominee in Transgender Poetry. Under its earlier title (Things Being What They Are), The Sting of It was shortlisted for the 2017 Sexton Prize. A.J. holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, teaches at Central New Mexico Community College, and serves as Senior Poetry Editor at Strange Horizons magazine.
Register online ($10) by the day prior to the conversation at: to reserve your seat, pizza and beverage. We'll supply diet and non-diet sodas, coffee, tea and water (but you're free to bring your own beverage if you desire).
Onsite registration day of the conversation 5:15 – 5:55 PM. Conversation begins at 6pm.
417 Adams Street Southeast (near Washington & Zuni in Nob Hill)
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About Interesting Conversations
Interesting Conversations is a non-profit with the educational mission to make learning fun.
We strive to bring outstanding speakers/facilitators together with lifelong learners to share their expertise and passion through conversation, rather than a traditional lecture. This is about interaction and sharing.
We cover a wide range of topics and nothing you need to prepare for (but you’re most welcome to use any advance materials and links we may provide through our Facebook Page: Interesting Conversations
Tax deductible admission fees to "Interesting Conversations" events goes towards the speaker, overhead, and supporting an award fund. The fund will reward advances in transmissible teaching/learning/thinking/sharing techniques and technologies.
We propose that an informed, thoughtful, engaged populace is the best hope for a wiser future. Thank you for helping us to work towards that.
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