Small town Oxford, MS is a writer's paradise with book stores and drinking establishments all in walking distance of the conference.

Dress for all events is casual. Come as you are!

All events unless * are at The Inn at Ole Miss in Griffin Boardroom on 2nd floor


FRIDAY, JUNE 3

10:00-10:45 am

Workshop Introduction and Welcome

Hosted by M.O. Walsh


11:00-12:15

*LUNCH on your own


12:30-3:30 pm

WORKSHOP

Scott Morris (Griffin Boardroom at Inn at Ole Miss)

Olivia Clare  (*Hannah/Ford Room in Bondurant Hall)


4:00-4:30

Reading:  Melissa Ginsburg

will read from her novel The House Uptown


5:00-6:30 pm

*Cocktail Hour at City Grocery Bar


6:30- 8:00 pm

*DINNER on your own


8:15-9:00 pm

Keynote Speech by Scott Morris:

The Distance That Makes Art















​​​Saturday, JUNE 4


10:00-10:45 am

Publishing Q&A: M.O. Walsh

Informal discussion and questions/answer session about publishing strategies.    


11:00-11:45 am

CRAFT TALK: Taylor Brown


Title: Research vs Imagination


Description: In this talk, we'll focus on writing from the perspective of characters from time periods other than our own. We'll discuss the role of research versus imagination in this process, the "contract" (overt or underlying) we make with our readers about a story's relationship to historical/biographical record, the ability of historical fiction to speak to the present, and the process and pitfalls of world-building for the fiction writer.


12:00-1:00 pm

*LUNCH on your own


1:30-4:00 pm

WORKSHOP:

Scott Morris (*Hannah/Ford Room--Bondurant hall)

Olivia Clare (Griffin Boardroom--Inn at Ole Miss)


4:30-6:30 pm

*DINNER at TAYLOR CATFISH, Taylor, MS

Meet bus at Inn at Ole Miss at 4:30 pm


7:00-7:45 pm

Featured Faculty Reading & Book Signing*

at Off Square Books

Taylor Brown and Olivia Clare


8:00 pm or later

Spooky Excursion & Open Mic at Faulkner's Grave

(weather permitting)

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Sunday, JUNE 5

10:00-10:45 am

CRAFT TALK: Sean Ennis

MICROS, CONTEXT, TWITTER AND THE BLACK BOX
What can be accomplished in under 1000 words (or 500), and why be so brief? Some thoughts,
examples, and strategies for going really short, including work by Garielle Lutz, Grant Faulkner,
Diane Williams, Kathryn Scanlan, Cheryl Pappas and Mary Ruefle.


11:00-2:00 pm

WORKSHOP:

Scott Morris (Griffin Boardroom at Inn at Ole Miss)

Olivia Clare (*Hannah/Ford room in Bondurant Hall)


2:00 pm

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