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All of our craft talks, shop talks, and faculty readings are free and open to the public. Please join us in Persson Auditorium, 27 Persson Hall.

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We will post our 2018 schedule as soon as it's available. In the meantime, for a sense of the week, please see our 2017 schedule below.

Sunday

11:00 a.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Reading: Peter Balakian & Jennifer Brice
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Monday

7:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: The Untrustworthy Speaker by Jennifer Brice
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Free Time
3:30 p.m. Craft Talk: Interruptions: Flashbacks, Frames, Asides, and Stories within Stories by CJ Hauser
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Reading: Greg Ames & Brian Hall
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Tuesday

7:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: How to Improve Your Memory of Things that Never Happened by David Ryan
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Writers' Walk w/Betsy Kepes
3:00 p.m. Free Time
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Readings: Melissa Febos & Kiese Laymon
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Wednesday

7:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: Driving in the Dark without a License: Notes On a Debut Novel's Journey by Naomi Jackson
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Free Time
3:30 p.m. Shop Talk: The Role of Literary Agents in an Ever-Changing Publishing Landscape by Noah Ballard
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Readings: CJ Hauser & Ishion Hutchinson
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Thursday

7:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: Politics and Poetics: Writing through Crisis by Peter Balakian
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Free Time
3:30 p.m. Shop Talk: Editors on Editing: What to Expect During the Publishing Process by Porscha Burke & Nicole Counts
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Readings: Brock Clarke & David Ryan
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Friday

7:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: The Case for Meanness by Brock Clarke
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Free Time
4:30 p.m. Shop Talk & Reading: Psuedoepigrapha and Apocrypha: Ancient Texts As Form by Brandon Courtney
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Faculty Readings: Naomi Jackson & J. Robert Lennon
8:45 p.m. Closing Celebration

Saturday

7:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: Go Outside and Work by J. Robert Lennon
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. Workshop Sessions
11:30 a.m. Check-Out and Farewells