2020 General Schedule

A typical conference day is divided into three parts: morning workshops, afternoon craft sessions, and evening readings.  

Workshop acceptance is competitive and limited, so, though we don’t require our faculty to take attendance, it is important to contact the faculty leader and/or the conference coordinator if you anticipate missing a session (especially since this could affect the order of workshopped pieces).  Participant attendance to afternoon and evening events is not mandatory, but we encourage participants to take advantage of everything we have to offer so that they enjoy the full experience of the conference.  Only the evening readings are free and open to the public.  

Below is our General 2020 Schedule, which is subject to change.  The detailed 2020 Schedule will be provided to accepted participants after application period closes and decisions are made.

Saturday, January 18
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Registration Packet Pickup
  • 4:30-5:15 p.m. Campus Tour
  • 7:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 8 p.m. Evening Reading, Keynote Speaker
Sunday, January 19
  • 9-10 a.m. Registration Packet Pickup (continued)
  • 10-10:30 a.m. Welcome & Conference Introduction
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon Keynote Speaker Craft Talk
  • Lunch break
  • 2-5 p.m. Workshops
  • 6:30-7 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings
  • 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Monday, January 20
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Coffee, Snacks & Schedule Updates (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Afternoon Session 1
  • 3:00-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session 2
  • 6:30-7 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings
Tuesday, January 21
  • 8:30-9 a.m.  Coffee, Snacks & Schedule Updates (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Afternoon Session 1
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session 2
  • 5 p.m. Participant and Faculty Mingle & Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings
Wednesday, January 22
DAY OF REFLECTION & WRITING
  • No activities or shuttle scheduled today.
Thursday, January 23
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Coffee, Snacks & Schedule Updates (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Afternoon Session 1
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session 2
  • 6:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings
Friday, January 24
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Coffee, Snacks & Schedule Updates (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Afternoon Session 1
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session 2
  • 6:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings
Saturday, January 25
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Coffee, Snacks & Schedule Updates (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Workshops
  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. Farewell Brunch & “Best of” Participant Reading
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Closing Speaker Craft Talk
  • 7:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 8 p.m. Evening Readings
  • 9:30 p.m. Farewell Dessert & Coffee Reception