The Festival Experience


Weeklong Schedule

Weeklong Workshops begin Sunday evening with a light dinner, orientation, and the first class meeting. For the rest of the week, workshops meet each afternoon, Monday through Friday, from 2:00-5:00. Mornings are reserved for The Eleventh Hour Series, and for writing, revising, and annotating manuscripts in preparation for your workshop. Your conference with your instructor may be scheduled in this time, too.



6:30–7:30 p.m.    Registration and light dinner

7:30 p.m.         Large-group orientation and welcome

8:00 p.m.         First class meeting



7:30–11:00 a.m.   Coffee and conversation downtown; time to write, read, critique manuscripts, and confer

11:00 a.m.         The Eleventh Hour Lecture Series

2:00–5:00 p.m.    Meet in workshop


Weeklong sessions include the following events:

Monday, 5:30 p.m.       Festival reception

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.   Open Mic: readings by participants

Thursday, 6:00 p.m.     All-Festival dinner


Weekend Schedule


8:30–9:30 a.m.    Registration and light breakfast

9:30 a.m.         Large-group orientation and welcome

10:00 a.m.        Meet in workshop

12:00 –2:00 p.m.   Lunch; read, write, critique manuscripts

2:00–4:00 p.m.    Meet in workshop

Break for dinner on your own

7:00 p.m.         Open Mic: Readings by participants



9:00–11:00 a.m.        Meet in workshop

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.    Lunch; read, write, critique manuscripts

1:00–3:00 p.m.         Meet in workshop


Note: It is possible to take a weeklong and weekend workshop in succession, and participants routinely do so. They do not overlap.