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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Please note that there are separate charges for workshops, mentorships, and the reception dinner. See the registration page for pricing.

Also note that some classes have limited space—please have in mind other options when registering in case your first choice is full.

Program descriptions can be found on the Event Highlights and Event Details pages.

12:00 p.m. Registration opens in the Swan/Independence Hall Lobby
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Workshops: Session I
Beginning Fiction: Jody Lisberger
Intermediate Fiction: James Morrison
Advanced Fiction: Amity Gaige

Nonfiction
: David Masello            
Nonfiction: Pamela Petro                   
Nonfiction: Sylvia Torti

Beginning Poetry: Jericho Brown
Advanced Poetry: Tina Chang
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
University of Rhode Island Summer Course Meetings           
English 205 Creative Writing: Poetry Melissa Hotchkiss
English 205 Creative Writing: Fiction David Rutschman
English 205 Creative Writing: Fiction Aaron Tillman
English 305 Advanced Creative Writing Robert Leuci
English 499 Senior Seminar Talvikki Ansel
3:45 - 4:45 p.m.
Mentorships
Mentorship consultations and times will be assigned.
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Reading by Distinguished URI Alumni

           Penelope Cray '00
           Lia Ottaviano '08
           Brett Rutherford '07
           Don Rodrigues '00
           Megan Sullivan '96


Bookstore Open during this time
This event will be held at the URI Foundation.
Friday, June 19, 2009
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Workshops: Session II
Beginning Fiction: Jody Lisberger
Intermediate Fiction: James Morrison
Advanced Fiction: Amity Gaige


Nonfiction
: David Masello            
Nonfiction: Pamela Petro                   
Nonfiction: Sylvia Torti

Beginning Poetry: Jericho Brown
Advanced Poetry: Tina Chang

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
University of Rhode Island Summer Course Meetings

English 205 Creative Writing: Poetry Melissa Hotchkiss
English 205 Creative Writing: Fiction David Rutschman
English 205 Creative Writing: Fiction Aaron Tillman
English 305 Advanced Creative Writing Robert Leuci
English 499 Senior Seminar Talvikki Ansel

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Second Registration: For those not participating in a workshop
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. LUNCH: Box lunch available
12:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony & Keynote Address: Louise DeSalvo
Swan/Independence Hall Auditorium
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Craft Seminars I

           Fiction: Jody Lisberger
           Nonfiction: Pamela Petro
           Poetry: David Casto, Amy Lemmon
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Panel Discussions I

Prose: James Morrison, Sylvia Torti, Robert Leuci, Amity Gaige
Poetry: Jericho Brown, Tina Chang, Vivian Shipley

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Keynote Address: Robin Hemley
Swan/Independence Hall Auditorium
5:40 - 6:30 p.m.
Mentorships, Networking & Snacks
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Cocktails
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Faculty Reading

Jericho Brown, James Morrison, Jody Lisberger, Vivian Shipley, Mary Cappello

Saturday, June 20, 2009
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Craft Seminars II

Fiction: James Morrison
Poetry Panel: Darcie Dennigan, Talvikki Ansel, Melissa Hotchkiss

New Media, New England Panel Discussion: Mary-Ann Tirone Smith, Marna Krajeski, Moderated by Heather Sullivan

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Panel Discussion/Seminars III
Magazine & Journal Publishing Panel: David Masello, Michael Montlack, Vivian Shipley
Panel Discussion: "Writing on the Family: Fact & Fiction:" Patrick Tracey, Padma Venkatraman, Priscilla Warner, Moderated by Christina Gombar
Master Class with Louise DeSalvo
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH: Box lunch available
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Keynote Address: Patricia Smith
Swan/Independence Hall Auditorium
2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Seminar/Panel IV
Poetry Seminar: David Casto, Amy Lemmon
Fiction Panel: Aaron Tillman, Rachel May, Robert Leuci
3:45 - 4:45 p.m Publishing Panel

Panel Discussion with Editors and Agents: Allison Trzop, Kate Epstein

5:15 - 6:15 p.m. Faculty Reading

Sylvia Torti, Patrick Tracey, David Masello, Pamela Petro, Amy Lemmon

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Conference Participant Reading
Hoffmann Room
Sunday, June 21, 2009

Enjoy beautiful Rhode Island!

Now was it that both found, the meek and lofty
Did both find, helpers to their heart’s desire,
And stuff at hand, plastic as they could wish;
Were called upon to exercise their skill,
Not in Utopia, subterranean fields,
Or some secreted island, Heaven knows where!
But in the very world, which is the world
Of all of us, — the place where in the end
We find our happiness, or not at all!

 

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