Saturday, June 10

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8:00am: Breakfast

9:00am – 9:30am

ALL students graduating in December 2017 are required to attend this meeting. It will be short. We promise.

Room: Salon 3

9:30am – 10:30am

Faculty Lecture: Elizabeth Crane (F)

Building a Cohesive Story Collection. It’s not enough to just write great short stories. If your goal is to write a great collection, you must put some thought into how the book is structured, the order of stories, and what the unifiying message is you’re trying to achieve. Looking at Elizabeth Crane’s new collection Turf, the author will explain how a book grew from stories, how and why she arranged them as she did, and how you can do the same.

Room: Salon 6

9:30am – 10:30am

Faculty Lecture: John Schimmel, Joshua Malkin, William Rabkin, and Mickey Birnbaum (S,PL)

What You Must Watch This Summer. In this panel discussion, the screenwriting and playwriting professors talk about the absolute best films, tv shows, and plays you must watch this summer so that you can start fall with not only a brand new view of the world, but also with a firm understanding of what the best new things are…and how to best them yourself.

Room: Salon 4

10:30am – 11:30am

Faculty Lecture: Mary Waters, Deanne Stillman, Anthony McCann (F, NF, P)

What You Must Read This Summer. In this panel discussion, we’ll talk about the transcendent works of literature that you must consume between now and October 1st – we’ll talk novels, story collections, essays, poems, and maybe a graphic novel or two, too.

Room: Salon 4

10:30am – 11:30am

Faculty Lecture: Tod Goldberg (All)

Life Skills for Writers. How do you do this? We’ll figure it out.

Room: Salon 6


11:30pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

*Graduating students & faculty will be having a private lunch today.

1:15pm – 4:15pm: Cross-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

Birnbaum: Lavender

Crane/Graham Jones/Roberge: Begonia

Essbaum: Iris

McCann: Jasmine

Otis/Waters: Larkspur

Rabkin: Lavender

Schimmel: Hibiscus

Stillman: Primrose

Ulin: Lantana


Graduation & Farewell Party in Grand Ballroom

Presentation of Graduates

Desserts, drinks, and dancing!

Room: Main Ballroom