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Please scroll to the bottom to see this year's daily schedule.   

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Faculty Members and Seminars

Seminars are led by award-winning writers who are also generous teachers. Each member of the conference faculty leads a daily seminar, usually including a short lecture, discussion, and (optional) writing exercises. You are welcome to attend as many of these sessions as you like. We suggest that you attend one seminar regularly and visit several of the others.  

Manuscript Consultations and Informal Conferences

To register for a manuscript consultation, please click HERE.

A faculty member or teaching fellow will meet with you privately to discuss your work.  

During the week teaching fellows are also available to meet with you.

Time for Writing

Some people attend every event; others reserve part of each day for writing. Arrange your day in the way that suits you best. You will find quiet work spaces in the dorms and libraries and rolling lawns across the campus.

Guest Speakers

Speakers will talk about the writer's craft and, during the publishing panel, about the process of getting your work into print. See the schedule below. Also see Faculty and Guest Speakers page. 

An Overview of the 2015 Daily Schedule:

Most events will be held in the following three campus buildings:
Usdan University Center  ·  41 Wyllys Ave  ·  Allbritton Center

You will find these indicated on the campus map.

Note: Your (optional) manuscript consultation will be scheduled by your faculty reader.

Overview of Classes and Events

  •  8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast
  •  9:00 - 10:15 am - Poetry
  • 10:30 - 11:45 am - choice of - Novel and Short Story
                            - or - Literary Journalism and Memoir
  • 12:00 - 1:15 pm - Lunch
  • 1:30 - 2:45 pm - Novel and Short Story
  • 3:30 - 4:45 pm - Guest Speakers (see schedule below)
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Craft Workshops
  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Dinner
  • 8:00 - 9:30 pm - Guest Speakers (see schedule below)
  • 9:30 -             - Readings

Day-by-Day schedule  

Wednesday Evening, June 10

Attendees for the full conference program arrive. See "Arrival Information".

Thursday, June 11

8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 am - Poetry 

10:30 - 11:45 am - choice of - Novel and Short Story 
                        - or - Literary Journalism and Memoir 

12:00 - 1:15 pm - Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 pm - Novel and Short Story 

3:30 pm  The Future of Publishing 

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Craft Talks

6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner

8:00 pm  Faculty Readings 

9:30 pm Fellows' Readings

Friday, June 12

8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 am - Poetry 

10:30 - 11:45 am - choice of - Novel and Short Story 
                        - or - Literary Journalism and Memoir  

12:00 - 1:15 pm - Lunch

12:30 pm    Writing - Special Topic  

1:30 - 2:45 pm - Novel and Short Story  

3:30 pm  How to Publish Your Book 

5:00 - 6:00 pm - Craft Talks

6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner

8:00 pm  Faculty Readings 

9:30 pm  Fellows' Readings
 

Saturday, June 13:  One-day participants will be joining us

8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 am - Poetry 

10:30 - 11:45 am - choice of - Novel and Short Story 
                        - or - Literary Journalism and Memoir  

12:00 - 1:15 pm - Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 pm - Novel and Short Story  

3:00 pm  Writing about Social and Political Issues 

4:30 pm  Publishing  

6:00 - 7:30 pm Dinner

8:00 pm  New Fiction 

After the 8 pm event: Informal readings by fellows and participants; Celebration. 


Sunday, June 14
:  

8:00 - 9:00 am - Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 am - Poetry 

10:30 - 11:45 am - choice of - Novel and Short Story 
                        - or - Literary Journalism and Memoir  

12:00 - 1:15 pm - Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 pm - Novel and Short Story  

3:00 No events scheduled - Conclusion of program