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 1

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 Farris Smith (Griffin Boardroom at Inn at Ole Miss)

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


4:00-4:45 pm

*TOUR of ROWAN OAK (Faulkner's Home)


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:

Title TBA


9:00-10:00 pm

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



















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Sunday, JUNE 3

10:00-10:45 am

CRAFT TALK: Mary Miller

The Great American Road Trip

For this session, we’ll look at the travel narrative using examples from works in literature, such as Lynda Barry’s illustrated novel, Cruddy, Willy Vlautin’s The Motel Life, and Fitzgerald’s The Cruise of the Rolling Junk. The travel narrative is a constraint that forces the writer to situate a work in a finite time and space, offering the author a unique set of tools with which to frame one’s work. A road trip is also excellent for creating immediacy and tension—put people in a car for an extended period of time and things are likely to deteriorate quickly. Additionally, we’ll discuss place and setting in a manner that will help you hone your skills when describing the physical environment.


11:00-2:00 pm

WORKSHOP:

Michael Farris Smith (Griffin Boardroom at Inn at Ole Miss)

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


2:00 pm

Fond Farewells!

​​​Saturday, JUNE 2


10:00-10:45 am

CRAFT TALK: Olivia Clare 

On Dialogue: Getting In Character

What makes magnetic or vivid dialogue, and how do we know we’re writing it? I’ll break down a few commonly taught approaches to writing dialogue and examine them more closely in pursuit of subtler qualities. I’ll then present several unusual and unexpected exercises that give rise to original dialogue.


11:00-11:45 am

READING: Olivia Clare

12:00-1:00 pm

*LUNCH on your own


1:30-4:00 pm

WORKSHOP:

Michael Farris Smith (*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 Farris Smith & Mary Miller


8:00 pm or later

Spooky Excursion & Open Mic at Faulkner's Grave

(weather permitting)