Friday, June 9

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Books will be sold today

8:00am: Breakfast

9:00am – 10:30am

Guest and Faculty Lecture: Tyler Dilts (F)

The Scene of the Crime. We’ll examine the history of mystery and crime fiction and focus primarily on developments in the genre over the course of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, investigating the broad range of the detective story from escapist entertainment to incisive social commentary to metafictional experimentation

Room: Salon 4

9:00am – 10:30am

Guest Faculty Lecture: Prince Gomolvillas (PL)

The Tyranny of Realism. Open to writers who work in all forms, this lecture/workshop will examine contemporary examples of plays that push the boundaries of the theatrical form. With film and television hewing so closely to the rigid parameters of realism, theatre remains a place where writers are able to experiment with wild abandon, while still telling stories that are grounded in recognizable human struggles and emotions. After studying short theater pieces (“flash plays” are in fashion nowadays), students will dream up scenes in the room and start writing towards wherever their imagination takes them. The skills learned here will hopefully be of benefit in other writing forms as well.      

Room: Salon 6

10:30am – 12:00pm

Guest Faculty Lecture: Jamison Stoltz & Allison Malecha (E)

From Submission to the Shelves: What Happens to Your Book After You Sell It. In this talk, we’ll go step-by-step through the offer, to the contract, to the edits, to the marketing, to actually getting your book on the shelves, the entire publishing process demystified.

Room: Salon 4

10:30am – 12:00pm

Guest Faculty Lecture: Matt Horwitz (S, A)

From Submission to the Screen: What Happens to Your TV Show or Movie After You Sell It. In this talk, we’ll go step-by-step through the offer, to the contract, to the edits, to the meetings, to the meetings, to the meetings, did we mention the meetings?, to casting, to whether or not you’re even involved by the time the project hits the screen.

Room: Salon 6


12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:15pm – 4:15pm: Main Genre Workshops

Classes will be held in the Las Flores Conference Center

Salons 1, 2 and 8 are located in the main conference and meeting area

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch

1:15-4:15: Main Genre Workshops

Crane: Begonia

Essbaum & McCann: Gardenia

Goldberg: 3012

Graham Jones:  Jasmine

Malkin:  Lantana

Otis:  Larkspur

Rabkin:  Lavender

Stillman/Ulin: Plumeria

Roberge: Gardenia

Schimmel: Hibiscus

Smith:  Primrose

Waters: Iris


Graduate Lecture: Deedie Runkle (NF)

A New Lexicon for Death. Narratives from well-known writers are changing the ways Americans face their final days or the death of their spouse. What used to be hush-hush is finally being acknowledged as a natural part of life, much as birth has always been. Joan Didion, Joyce Carol Oates, C.S. Lewis, Raymond Carver, Paul Kalanithi and others describe with revealing candor the impact of death on their lives and the people closest to them. Their words have created a new lexicon for death. This presentation lifts the veil on a subject nearly as old as life itself, as universal as it is personal.s.)

Room: Salon 4


Graduate Lecture: Michelle Castillo (P)

Discovery of Realms & Rituals Through Poetry & Self. Poetry is a vehicle that creates a space for liminality to occur and allows us to access real and imaginary worlds that may or may not exist. Is the inspiration for these landscapes innate or coming from the outside? Where do the energies inside of our poems stem from? How do poems start breathing? How does poetry traverse beyond the tangible and concrete world? The lecture will examine the practices that several poets partake in creating these realms and the notion of living in-between. We will explore the boundaries of the real and imaginary spaces that occur inside of poems.

Room: Salon 4


Evening program: Night of 1000 Plays in the R’Bar