2019 General Schedule

A typical conference day is divided into three parts: morning workshops, afternoon craft talks and panels, and evening readings.  Participant attendance to afternoon and evening sessions 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.  Workshop acceptance is competitive and limited, and though we don’t require our faculty to take attendance, it’s important to be in touch with the faculty leader and/or the conference coordinator if you anticipate missing a session (especially since this could affect the order of workshopped pieces). Only the evening readings are free and open to the public.  Below is our general 2019 schedule, subject to change.

Saturday, January 19
  • 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
  • 9:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Sunday, January 20
  • 9-10 a.m. Registration Packet Pickup continued
  • 10-10:30 a.m. Welcome & Conference Introduction
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon Keynote Craft Talk
  • Lunch break
  • 2-5 p.m. Workshops
  • 6:30-7 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Reading
Monday, January 21
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Schedule updates announced (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Writer Idol
  • 3:00-4:30 p.m. Craft Talk 1
  • 6:30-7 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Reading
Tuesday, January 22
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Schedule updates announced (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Craft Talk 2
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Craft Talk 3
  • 5 p.m. Participant and Faculty Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Reading
Wednesday, January 23 DAY OF REST
  • No activities or shuttle scheduled today.
Thursday, January 24
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Schedule updates announced (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Craft Talk 4
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Craft Talk 5
  • 6:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Reading
Friday, January 25
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Schedule updates announced (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Agent/Editor Panel
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Pitch Idol (Agent/EditorPanel cont.)
  • 6:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Reading
Saturday, January 26
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Schedule updates announced (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 Reading, Closing Speaker
  • 9:30 p.m. Farewell dessert & coffee