2022 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. Everything else shown below is for accepted participants only.

Below is the general basic schedule for 2022.  The full detailed schedule will be provided to accepted participants after our application period closes and decisions are made.

Saturday, January 15
  • 4-5 p.m. Registration Packet Pickup
  • 5-5:45 p.m. Campus Tour
  • 7:30 p.m. pre-reading Wine & Book browse
  • 8 p.m. Evening Reading, Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth Strout
Sunday, January 16
  • 9-9:45 a.m. Registration Packet Pickup (continued)
  • 10-10:40 a.m. Welcome & Conference Introduction
  • 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Craft Lecture by Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth Strout
  • Lunch break
  • 2-5 p.m. Workshops
  • 6:30-7 p.m. pre-reading Wine & Book Browse
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings Series
  • 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Monday, January 17
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Coffee, Snacks & Schedule Updates (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Afternoon Session 1, Craft Talk
  • 3:00-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session 2, Writer Idol I
  • 6:30-7 p.m. pre-reading Wine & Book Browse
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings Series
Tuesday, January 18
  • 8:30-9 a.m.  Coffee, Snacks & Schedule Updates (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Afternoon Session 1, Craft Talk
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session 2, Panel Discussion
  • 5 p.m. Participant and Faculty Mingle & Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. pre-reading Wine & Book Browse
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings Series
Wednesday, January 19
(W)REST, (W)REFLECT & (W)RITE
  • No activities or shuttle scheduled today.
Thursday, January 20
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Coffee, Snacks & Schedule Updates (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Afternoon Session 1, Craft Talk
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session 2, Writer Idol II
  • 6:30 p.m. pre-reading Wine & Book Browse
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings Series
Friday, January 21
  • 8:30-9 a.m. Coffee, Snacks & Schedule Updates (if any)
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Workshops
  • Lunch break
  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. Afternoon Session 1, Pitch Idol
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session 2, Agent/Editor Panel
  • 6:30 p.m. pre-reading Wine & Book Browse
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings Series
Saturday, January 23
  • 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