2017 Conference Schedule

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration

12:30 – 3:00 p.m. Workshop Session I

Beginning & Intermediate Fiction: Instructor – Michael Lowenthal

Beginning & Intermediate Poetry: Instructor – Major Jackson

Creative Nonfiction: Instructor – Kenny Fries

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Featured Reading with Kenny Fries, book signing to follow, Free and open to the public, Green Hall, 2nd Floor Great Room, *

4:45 – 5:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Historical Narratives: The Craft of Writing, with Marie Jenkins Schwartz and Taylor Polites

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Reception, with tribute to College of Arts and Sciences Dean Winifred Brownell


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

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

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Workshop Session II

Beginning & Intermediate Fiction: Instructor – Michael Lowenthal

Beginning & Intermediate Poetry: Instructor – Major Jackson

Creative Nonfiction: Instructor – Kenny Fries

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Box Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Master Class with Masha Gessen (open to 25 participants, registration required)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Craft Talk: Screenwriting: Page to Screen, with Rob Cohen

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Featured Reading with Major Jackson, book signing to follow, Free and open to the public, Green Hall, 2nd Floor Great Room, *

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Keynote Address with Masha Gessen, book signing to follow, Free and open to the public, Swan Hall Auditorium, 60 Upper College Road*

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Conference Participant Reception and Dinner


Saturday, October 28

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

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Workshop Session III

Beginning & Intermediate Fiction: Instructor – Michael Lowenthal

Beginning & Intermediate Poetry: Instructor – Major Jackson

Creative Nonfiction: Instructor – Kenny Fries

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Box Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The Robert Leuci Memorial Reading with Michael Lowenthal, book signing to follow, Free and open to the public, Swan Hall Auditorium, 60 Upper College Road*

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Publishing Panel: Demystifying Publication and Prizes, with Rob Arnold, Philip Graham, Lucas Mann and Heidi Pitlor

3:30 –4:30 p.m. Participant Reading, featuring readers from the 2017 Ocean State Review and Write RI Winners

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