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Colgate Writers' Conference - Schedule

All of our craft talks, shop talks, and faculty readings are free and open to the public. Please join us in Meyerhoff Auditorium, 101 Ho Science Center.

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A week full of intensive and rewarding work!

Sunday

3:00 p.m. Registration
5:15 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Reading: Brock Clarke
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Monday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: Punching Bags and Mary Sues: How to Love Your Characters Like a God by 
Brian Hall
9:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Free Time
3:30 p.m. Shop Talk: Publishing and Marketing Rope & Bone as an Indie Novel by 
Ginnah Howard
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Reading: Peter Balakian
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: The Art of Memoir in the Age of Selfies by Jennifer Brice
9:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Free Time
3:30 p.m. Shop Talk: Agents & Editors: When, Why & How to Connect by Leslie Daniels
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Readings: Greg Ames and Leslie Daniels
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: Melville, Opacity, and Modern Poetry by Peter Balakian
9:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Free Time
3:30 p.m. Shop Talk: #Famous: Building an Author Platform Online by Katie Rice '13
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Faculty Readings: Jennifer Brice and Brian Hall
*Please note the earlier time.*
8:00 p.m. Manhattan String Quartet Concert
*KentMusic invites us to attend their free public concert.*
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Thursday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: The Horrors of Plot by Leslie Daniels
9:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Free Time
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Readings: Tom Sleigh & Dana Spiotta
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Friday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: Monster and Machine: Balancing the Work of Generation and Revision by Jennifer Pashley
9:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Free Time
3:30 p.m. Shop Talk: What Do I Do Now? Next Steps for Writing, from Literary Magazines to Agents by Jennifer Pashley
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Readings: Jennifer Pashley & Emily St. John Mandel
8:45 p.m. Closing Celebration

Saturday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: What Can Fiction Do? Not Much, Unless it's Set in Cincinnati by Brock Clarke
9:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:30 p.m. Check-Out and Farewells