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Conference Schedule

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Thursday, June 19


2 PART I: THREE-DAY WORKSHOPS

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Registration


1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Workshops Session I

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


Friday, June 20

 

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 12:15 Registration

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Workshops Session II

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Box Lunch

1PART II: MAIN CONFERENCE

12:15 - 1:25 p.m. Keynote: Charles Bernstein (free and open to the public)

1:25 - 1:40 p.m. Booksigning

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Master Class & Craft Sessions I

  • Master Class: Playwriting with Ayad Akhtar
  • Craft Session: Fiction - Instructor: Russel Potter
  • Craft Session: Trance Poetics - Instructor: Kristin Prevallet
  • Craft Session: Essay - Instructor: Lisa Lebduska

3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Master Classes, Conversations & Craft Sessions II

4:30 - 5:40 p.m. Keynote: Percival Everett (free and open to the public)

5:45 - 6:00 p.m. Book signing

5:45 - 6:15 p.m. One-on-one Consultations

5:45 - 7:00 p.m. Conference Participant Reception


7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner & Reading


Saturday, June 21

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Workshops Session III

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Discussion Groups & Intensive


  • Discussion: Jane Eyre with Carolyn Betensky
  • Discussion: Fun Home with Jean Walton
  • Discussion: I Am Not Sidney Poitier with Valerie Karno
  • Intensive: Poetry Manuscripts with Peter Covino

11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Master Class, Special Presentation, Conversation & Craft Session III

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Box lunch

1:15 - 2:25 p.m. Keynote Alison Bechdel (free and open to the public)

2:25 - 2:40 p.m. Book signing

2:45 - 4:00 p.m. Master Class, Conversations & Craft Session IV

4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Conversations & Craft Session V

  • Conversation: Pursuing Poetry with Elaine Sexton and Kristin Prevallet
  • Conversation: On Graphic Literature with Paul Lyons, Walker Mettling and Mickey Zacchilli
  • Craft Session: Novel writing with Jody Lisberger

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. One-on-one Consultations


5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Conference Participants' Reading

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