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Schedule

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.

June 11–17, 2007
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We will post our 2017 schedule as soon as it's available. In the meantime, for a sense of the week, please see our 2016 schedule below.

Sunday

1:30 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Reading: J. Robert Lennon
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Monday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: Talking Against Myself: Some Notes on Ambivalence, Authority, Authenticity 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: A YA Q&A by Jennifer E. Smith
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Reading: John Gregory Brown and Marianna Torgovnick
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Tuesday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: How a Poem Begins by Kathleen Ossip
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: Where to Begin?: Small Presses, MFAs, PhDs, and Online Publishing by Kevin Bertolero, A. Harding, Katie Rice & Virginia Zech
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Readings: Jennifer Brice and David Ryan
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Wednesday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: by J. Robert Lennon
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. Craft Talk: Kafka's Leopards in the Temple: Parable, Comprehension, Meaning by David Ryan
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Readings: Kim Edwards and Kathleen Ossip
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Thursday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: Getting the Led Out: Discovering a Better Essay in the Foothills of South Carolina by Joni Tevis
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: An Inside Look into the Book Publishing Universe by Porscha Burke
4:30 p.m. Participant Readings
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Readings: Greg Ames and Carrie Brown
8:45 p.m. Socializing

Friday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: The Agony & The Ecstasy & The Mountain Goats: Imperfection, Obsession, and the Artist's Fate by John Gregory Brown
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: This is a Simultaneous Submission by Brandon Courtney
4:30 p.m. Shop Talk: The Importance of Personal Branding by Amber Rambharose & Katie Rice
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Faculty Readings: Peter Balakian and Joni Tevis
8:45 p.m. Closing Celebration

Saturday

7:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Craft Talk: Something Big This Way Comes by Carrie Brown
9:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. Workshop Sessions
12:00 p.m. Check-Out and Farewells