2021 General Schedule

Our 2021 schedule will be announced once we’ve finalized planning.  Below is the usual basic schedule we’ve tended to offer based on our 2020 conference.

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 a general basic schedule based on our 2020 conference.  Once our 2021 plans are finalized, more details will be made available here.  And as always, the full schedule will be provided to accepted participants after our application period closes and decisions are made.

Saturday, January 16
  • 4-5 p.m. Registration Packet Pickup
  • 5-5:45 p.m. Campus Tour
  • 7:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 8 p.m. Evening Reading, Keynote Speaker
Sunday, January 17
  • 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 18
  • 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 19
  • 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 20
DAY OF REFLECTION & WRITING
  • No activities or shuttle scheduled today.
Thursday, 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
  • 6:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  • 7 p.m. Evening Readings
Friday, January 22
  • 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 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