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Conference Schedule

Thursday, June 21


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


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

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. One-on-One Consultations

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Reception and Participant Showcase

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Reading: Crystal Wilkinson, Richard Blanco, Patrick Madden


Friday, June 22


8:30 - 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 12:15 Registration: Part II of the Conference Begins at 12:15

9 - 11 a.m. Workshops Session II

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Box Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Keynote: Amy Bloom (free and open to the public)

2 - 3 p.m. Panels and Craft Sessions I

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Panels and Craft Sessions II

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Keynote: Nick Flynn (free and open to the public)

5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Book signing

5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Conference participant reception to welcome Nick Flynn to URI

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dinner & Reading with LaShonda Barnett, Tina Chang, David McGlynn, Richard Hoffman


Saturday, June 23

8:30 - 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9 - 11 a.m. Workshops Session III

9 - 11 a.m. Seminars & Intensives

11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Craft Sessions III

12:15 - 1 p.m. Box lunch

1 - 2 p.m. Keynote Kevin Young (free and open to the public)

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Panels and Craft Sessions IV

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Panels and Craft Sessions V

4:45 - 6 p.m.One-on-one Consultations


4:45 - 6 p.m.Conference participants' reading

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