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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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Author presentation

Sunday, June 17, 2018

11:00 a.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. Welcome reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty readings:
Jennifer Brice & David Ryan
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Monday, June 18, 2018

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft talk:
Brock Clarke
What the Cold Can Teach Us
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:
Margaux Weisman
What I Wish All Writers Could Know about Publishing
4:30 p.m. Participant readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty readings:
Brian Hall & Kathleen Ossip
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft talk:
Bruce Smith
Little Golf Pencil: Statement, Emotion, Astonishment in the Contemporary Lyric
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:
Emma Komlos-Hrobsky
What Was My Editor Thinking?!: Behind the Scenes at a Literary Magazine
4:30 p.m. Participant readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty readings:
Bill Barich & CJ Hauser
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft talk:
David Ryan
Getting Work Done: Free-writing, Revision, Time, and the Unconscious
10:00 a.m. Coffee break
10:15 a.m. Workshop sessions
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Shop talk, Q&A, & submission session:
Kevin Bertolero & David M. Harris
Submit or Die!
3:30 p.m. Craft talk:
CJ Hauser
Subtlety, Supertalk & Melodrama
4:30 p.m. Participant readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty readings:
Naomi Jackson & Bruce Smith
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Thursday, June 21, 2018

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft talk:
Bill Barich
On Narrative: Where Fiction and Nonfiction Converge
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:
Monika Woods
Publishing 101
4:30 p.m. Participant readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty readings:
Alice Bolin & Brock Clarke
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Friday, June 22, 2018

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft talk:
Naomi Jackson
Persistence Pays: On the Long Road of Novel Writing
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. Afternoon readings:
Brandon Courtney & Deirdre Coyle
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:15 p.m. Faculty readings:
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah & Peter Balakian
8:30 p.m. Conference photo
8:30 p.m. Closing celebration

Saturday, June 23, 2018

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft talk:
Kathleen Ossip
How to Notice a Poem: A Close Reading of “do not be afraid of no” by Gwendolyn Brooks
10:00 a.m. Coffee break
10:15 a.m. Workshop sessions
11:30 a.m. Check-out and farewells