Saturday, December 9

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8:00am: Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am

Guest Faculty Lecture: Yennie Cheung & Kathryn McGee (All)

The Art of Collaboration. How do two women with MFAs in fiction end up writing a nonfiction photography book together? Kathryn and Yennie will discuss the process of creating a coffee table/art book from concept to creation, as well as how to collaborate—with photographers, with small publishers, and with each other—and still maintain one’s sanity.

Room: Salon 4

9:00am – 10:00am

Faculty Lecture: Mary Otis, Anthony McCann, Bill Rabkin (All)

How To Re-Write Without Killing Yourself (Or Your Project). In this talk, Mary, Anthony, and Bill will talk about the strategies they employ to rewrite their fiction, their poetry, their nonfiction, their screenplays…and how they manage to do it without losing sight of their original vision.

Room: Salon 6

10:15am – 11:15am

Guest Faculty Lecture: Jalysa Conway (S)

So You Want To Get Staffed: Tips On Becoming A Hit TV Writer

When I tell people I write for GREY’S ANATOMY, they always ask what the secret to breaking into Hollywood is. Truth is, the road to success isn’t a secret. It’s a series of steps. Join me as I tell you mine—from Air Force Officer to UCRPD Student to TV Writer—and equip you with the know-how to forge your own. And believe me, you can!

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


Graduation & Farewell Party in Grand Ballroom

Presentation of Graduates

Desserts, drinks, and dancing!

Room: Main Ballroom