Ocean State Summer
Writing Conference Schedule

Registration & Pre-Conference Schedule
Friday, June 22, 2007, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
11:30 am
Registration Begins
Lobby, Independence Hall, 60 Upper College Rd
1:00 - 3:30 pm Pre-Conference Workshops in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction
See Registration Desk Lobby, Independence Hall,
60 Upper Coll
ege Road


Take advantage of varied hands-on craft-building exercises, and enjoy the opportunity to share new work and insights with skilled workshop leader and participants; enrollment limited to ten people.
 

Conference Begins
Friday, June 22, 2007, 4:00 -10:00 pm
2:00 pm Registration: Please arrive at least one hour earlier for easy registration Independence Hall Lobby, 60 Upper College Road
4:00 pm Welcome – President Carothers and Dean Brownell
Independence Hall Auditorium, 60 Upper College Road
4:15 - 5:45 pm

"Why Take the Risk of Writing — Current Trends in Poetry and Fiction/Nonfiction," with special guests Karen Brennan & J.D. McClatchy Independence Hall Auditorium, 60 Upper College Road

6:00 - 7:45 pm Reception & Welcome Dinner
University Club, Upper College Road
8:00 - 10:00 pm Featured Readings by Special Invited Guests — Karen Brennan and J.D. McClatchy Independence Hall Auditorium,
60 Upper College Road

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Introductions by Peter Covino, followed by a book signing and reception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 23, 2007 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
(Three panel discussions offered twice during the morning, so participants can attend two different events)
9:00-10:15 am
The Art of Character Development
Our characters are our stories: learn strategies for "finding" characters and how to make them vivid, complicated people on the page. Moderator: Nicki Toler; Panelists: Lisa Gardner, Jody Lisberger, & Rachel MayHardge Forum, URI Multicultural Center.

Whose Voice is This, Anyway? Clarity and Poetic Experimentation
Are "making sense" and "experimenting" mutually exclusive in poetry? Three poets discuss their approaches to clarity, innovation, and possibility. Moderator: Julius Sokenu; Panelists: Peter Covino, Kate Schapira, & Ravi Shankar  — Galanti Lounge, URI Library.

The Humorous Edge in Contemporary Nonfiction
Explore ways personal humor, anecdotes and jokes can create energy and keep your nonfiction lively. Moderator: Kendall Moore;  Panelists: Kathryn Kulpa, Bob Leuci & Jerry Williams
Independence Hall Auditorium, 60 Upper College Road.

10:30- 11:45 am How to Maintain Tension in Fiction
Investigate how various techniques of fiction such as compression, exploiting the unseen, and withholding information help writers build and keep dramatic tension in their stories and novels.
Moderator: Martha Rojas; Panelists: Betty Cotter, Amity Gaige, & Lisa GardnerHardge Forum, URI Multicultural Center.

The Contemporary Lyric vs. the Narrative in Poetry
Short or long. Are the narrative urge and the desire to craft a lyric contradictory? Poets discuss lyric and narrative structure, length, and intent. — Moderator: Brett Rutherford; Panelists: Talvikki Ansel, Robin Beth Schaer, Jerry Williams, & Melissa HotchkissGalanti Lounge, URI Library.

Imagination vs. Realism: How to Write Creative Nonfiction
Creative nonfiction writers depend on the play of real life details and imagination to shape original and provocative essays. Come see how different nonfiction writers keep readers engaged. — Moderator: Linda Levin: Panelists:  Liz Boardman, Christina Gombar, Celest Martin & Dinaw Mengestu
Independence Hall Auditorium, 60 Upper College Rd.

12:00 -1:20 pm Lunch & Featured ReadingsIndependence Hall Auditorium, 60 Upper College Road (box lunch provided)

Lisa Gardner & Dinaw Mengestu — Introductions by Liz Boardman & Chrisinta Gombar

1:30-3:00 pm Publishing Roundtable  — Independence Hall Auditorium, 60 Upper College Road

An exciting opportunity to learn practical information about publishing requirements and trends, and get your related questions answered. Moderator: Jean Walton; Panelists: Malaga Baldi, Annette Blair, Liz Boardman, Peter Covino, Robin Beth Schaer & Ravi Shankar.

3:15-4:45 pm
Special Featured Reading Event  — Independence Hall Auditorium, 60 Upper College Road

This event is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Introductions by Brett Rutherford & James Gorham, followed by a
book signing.

5:00 - 6:15 pm Summer Faculty Readings & Discussion in two separate rooms/venues, can also mix genres if necessary.

Dinner on your own, take advantage of the delicious area seafood restaurants.

8:00-10:00 pm Student/Participant ReadingHoffmann Room, 154 Independence Hall, 60 Upper College Road.

Readers please sign up at registration desk; first come first serve.

 

Sunday, June 24, 2007
Day of activities on your own, enjoy the local beaches, Newport, short trips to Providence,
Mystic, CT or Boston.
 

**For URI Credit Students Enrolled in Summer Classes
Friday, June 22, 2007
1:00 - 3:30 pm Pre-Conference Workshops in Poetry, Fiction, & Nonfiction
for URI Credit Students Only
See Registration Desk Lobby, Independence Hall,
60 Upper Coll
ege Road

   
 

 

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