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2015 Conference Schedule

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Thursday, June 18

PART I: THREE-DAY WORKSHOPS

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Registration

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Workshops Session I

  • Beginning Fiction: Jody Lisberger
  • Intermediate Fiction: Adam Braver
  • Advanced Fiction: Brian Leung
  • Creative Nonfiction: Karen Brennan
  • Memoir: Richard Hoffman
  • Beginning & Intermediate Poetry: Gregory Pardlo
  • Advanced Poetry: Tina Chang
  • Screenwriting: Robert Leuci

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. One-on-One Consultations

3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Reception and Participant Showcase

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Reading

Friday, June 19

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 12:15 Registration

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Workshops Session II

  • Beginning Fiction: Jody Lisberger
  • Intermediate Fiction: Adam Braver
  • Advanced Fiction: Brian Leung
  • Creative Nonfiction: Karen Brennan
  • Memoir: Richard Hoffman
  • Beginning & Intermediate Poetry: Gregory Pardlo
  • Advanced Poetry: Tina Chang
  • Screenwriting: Robert Leuci

PART II: MAIN CONFERENCE

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Box Lunch

12:15 – 1:25 p.m. Keynote: Antonya Nelson (free and open to the public)

1:25 – 1:40 p.m. Booksigning

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Session I

  • Master Class: Poetry with Tracy K. Smith
  • Craft Session: Prose with Karen Brennan
  • Craft Session: Screenwriting with Rob Cohen

3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Session II

  • Master Class: Fiction with Antonya Nelson
  • Craft Session: Fiction with Brian Leung
  • Craft Session: Writing the Sea with Betsy Andrews
  • Craft Session: Poetry with Tina Chang

4:30 – 5:40 p.m. Keynote: Tracy K. Smith (free and open to the public)

5:45 – 6:00 p.m. Book signing

5:45 – 6:15 p.m. One-on-one Consultations

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Conference Participant Reception

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner & Reading: 

Saturday, June 20

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Workshops Session III

  • Beginning Fiction: Jody Lisberger
  • Intermediate Fiction: Adam Braver
  • Advanced Fiction: Brian Leung
  • Creative Nonfiction: Karen Brennan
  • Memoir: Richard Hoffman
  • Beginning & Intermediate Poetry: Gregory Pardlo
  • Advanced Poetry: Tina Chang
  • Screenwriting: Robert Leuci

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Intensives

  • Writing the Senses with Betsy Andrews
  • Investigative Journalism with Jim Taricani
  • Nonfiction Film with Rob Cohen

11:15 – 12:30 p.m. Session III

  • Craft Session: Fiction with Adam Braver
  • Craft Session: Nonfiction with Richard Hoffman
  • Craft Session: Poetry with Gregory Pardlo
  • Film Screening: Kinderblock 66

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. Box lunch

1:15 – 2:25 p.m. Featured Reading Ru Freeman and Brian Leung(free and open to the public)

2:25 – 2:40 p.m. Book signing

2:45 – 6:30 p.m. OSSWC Festival Please return for more details!

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