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Conference Schedule

Thursday, June 23, 2011

12:30-1:15 p.m. Registration: Part I of Conference Begins

1:30-3:30 p.m. Workshops Session I (See Workshop Descriptions)

  • Creative Writing fiction and creative non-fiction: Matthew Derby Closed
  • Intermediate Fiction: Jody Lisberger Closed
  • Advanced Fiction: Nalini Jones
  • Creative Nonfiction: Richard Hoffman Closed
  • Beginning Poetry: Darcie Dennigan
  • Advanced Poetry: Kathleen Aguero

4-5 p.m. One-on-One Consultations & Networking

5-6:30 p.m. Reception and Reading

Friday, June 24, 2011

9-11:30 a.m. Workshops Session II

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Workshop Participant Lunch/Networking

11-12:15 Registration: Part II of the Conference Begins

12:30-2 p.m. Keynote Talk, Reading, and Q&A with Jennifer Egan (free and open to the public)

2-2:30 p.m. Dessert reception with Jennifer Egan

Choose one 90-minute Master Class or two 45-minute Craft Sessions:

Master Classes

Craft Sessions

4:15-5:15 p.m. Keynote Talk, Reading, and Q&A with Robert Stone (free and open to the public)

5:15-8:30 p.m. Drinks, Dinner, Readings, and Reception

Saturday, June 25, 2011

8:45-10:45 a.m. Workshops Session III

9-10:45 a.m. Making Time for the Writing Life with conference faculty (for Part II attendees only, includes continental breakfast and networking)

11 a.m.-noon A Conversation with Robert Stone and Robert Leuci

11 a.m.-noon Building an Online Platform with Lisa Tener

Noon-12:30 p.m. Box lunch

12:30-1:45 Keynote Talk, Reading, and Q&A with Tomaz Salamun (free and open to the public)

Choose one 90-minute session or two 45-minute sessions:

90-Minute Sessions

45-minute Sessions

3:45-5 p.m. What's Next? Living the Writing Life with conference faculty

5:15-6 p.m. Conference workshop participants' reading


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