2019 Conference Schedule


Friday, March 22nd

9:00am – 5:00 | Pre-Conference Workshop

Deepening Circles: An ARC Training

5:30pm – 6:00 | Conference Welcoming

6:00 - 7:30 | Artist-in-Residence Opportunity I

The Wing It Ensemble

7:30 – 9:00 | Welcome Reception (With Food)

Saturday, March 23rd

8:30am – 10:00 | Day Launch: Panel & Dialogue

KJ Dahlaw, Anna Talhami, Anuj Vaidya, and Milene Monteiro

10:15 – 11:45 | Breakout Session 1

Presentations Room 1
Slam Trujillo & Son – Can a father and son get down on a Gangsta Thee.all.OG?
Scott Holland – Theopoetics from Then to Now: The Growth of Theopoetics & Theopolitics

Presentations Room 2
Kyle Matthew OliverLearning stories by telling stories: Media arts in/as religious education
Leslie Foster and Jessi Knippel – Heavenly Brown Body

Workshop Room 1
Yohana Junker & Darci Jarret - Building the ARC Studio 

12:00 – 1:30 | Lunch

1:45 – 3:15 | Breakout Session 2

Presentations Room 1
Max Brumberg-Kraus - Visions of Divine Love: A Drag Theopoetic
Anuj VaidyaForest Tales: Restorying the Ramayana

Presentations Room 2
Tomi Oredein  – Teaching Theopoetics in the Academy
Scott Holland & Ben Brazil - No Blueprints: Starting a Seminary Program in Theopoetics and Writing

Workshop Room 1
Kiki McGrath & Darci Jaret - The Process of Art Making and Process Theology

Workshop Room 2
Evan Underbrink The Pedagogy of Divine Magic

3:15 - 3:45 | Break

3:45 – 5:15 | Breakout Session 3

Presentations Room 1
Michael Wright – The Expanded Field: Theopoetic Sketches for Engaging Visual Art
Ted Lyddon Hatten - Fleeting: An Exploration of Ephemeral Art

Presentations Room 2
Anna Talhami – The Embodied Prayer of New Blessings Poetry
Dea Jenkins – Blk Halos

Workshop Room 1
Tawanna Benbow – The Soul Speaks: Engaging in Mythic Dialogue

Workshop Room 2
Amy Lutes - Redeeming Logos: Finding Poetry in Discarded Words

5:30 – 6:30 | Theopoetics 20 x 20s

Reed Fowler, Evan Underbrink, Darci Jaret, Angela Yarber,
and maybe Mystery Guest(s)

6:30 – 7:15 | Alves Award Presentation

ARC Board Members & Carolina Hinojosa-Cisneros

7:30  | Dinner

Sunday, March 24th

10:00am – 12:00(ish) | Brunch and Debrief Time

Since the conversation around theopoetics is still a fairly small one and happens among a relatively limited number of people, we’re eager to have a space to reflect and “see what’s next” after a day of theopoetics events. The morning is a time to process the event and to reflect on the possibility of future events, collaborative projects, ways to work with ARC, etc. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, please stick around! A light breakfast and coffee will be provided.