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 9

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

Michael Knight (Griffin Boardroom at Inn at Ole Miss)

Scott Morris  (*Hannah/Ford Room in Bondurant Hall)


4:00-4:45 pm

READING: Jamie Kornegay


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:

"Every Story is a Boxing Match"


9:00-10:00 pm

OPEN MIC--all registrants welcome to read (BYOB)



















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Sunday, JUNE 11

10:00-10:45 am

COFFEE AND PUBLISHING CHAT: M.O. Walsh answers any questions writers may have about approaching the publishing world, from sending in their first submission to negotiating a book deal.


11:00-2:00 pm

WORKSHOP:

Michael Knight (Griffin Boardroom at Inn at Ole Miss)

Scott Morris (*Hannah/Ford room in Bondurant Hall)


2:00 pm

Fond Farewells!

​​Saturday, JUNE 10


10:00-10:45 am

CRAFT TALK:  Jamie Kornegay

The Distiller’s Guide to Rewriting:


The art of literature doesn't happen in the heat of inspiration, but in the quiet, desperate, seemingly endless hours of revision. It requires the patience to endure, the courage to kill countless darlings, and the work ethic to distill your prose to its essence. Here are tips – gathered over the course of a ten-month, four-draft novel rewrite – on how to focus your craft and achieve your vision on the page without going completely insane.
 


11:00-11:45 am

CRAFT TALK: Beth Ann Fennelly


Build Me a Hummingbird of Words: Tiny Texts
The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly forward, backward, sideways, and, for short distances, upside down—that’s why it’s the symbol of the American Helicopter Society!  Hummingbirds can do things other birds can’t do precisely because they are so small.  In this class, we’ll look at tiny texts and learn what can be accomplished in a small space that can’t be accomplished in a bigger one.  What can we learn by radically shifting scale?  How can attention to the tiniest literary creations challenge and inspire us?  In this class I’ll suggest ten things that a writer can learn from writing word-hummingbirds such as the monostich, the 6-word memoir, the one-sentence essays, hint fiction, flash fiction, and one minute plays.  After looking at some twentieth-century examples, we’ll attempt to create one—or a few--ourselves.  

12:00-1:00 pm

*LUNCH on your own


1:30-4:00 pm

WORKSHOP:

Michael Knight (*Hannah/Ford Room--Bondurant hall)

Scott Morris (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

Michael Knight 


8:00 pm or later

Spooky Excursion & Open Mic at Faulkner's Grave

(weather permitting)