SCHEDULE



Pre-Workshop Task

June 1, 2023 Participants submit their workshop submission. (See UPDATES page for details.)


NOTE: Participants who register shortly before or later than June 1 are NOT TOO LATE. Just submit your material for the Workshop Groups as soon as possible, and we'll connect you with the best workshop group for your genre.



The Workshop Week

Lectures through the day serve different purposes:

  • The Writing Life: explore writing habits and strategies, creative care, or topical concerns

  • Editor’s Chat: conversations with editors about vital issues

  • Genre Focus: explanation, development, focus on particular genres

  • Craft Applications: examine a craft element with exercises


Monday, June 19 at Calvin University

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens/Covenant Fine Arts Center Lobby

Sign up for scheduled time slots with editors


8:30 a.m. Welcome & Overview with Gary Schmidt (CFAC Recital Hall)

Morning Prayers with Calvin University Faculty

9:15 a.m. Coffee Break/CFAC--Upstairs Beltline (East) Lobby

9:30 a.m. Workshop 1: Peer Review Master Class/Participants attend assigned workshop class

11:00 a.m. Coffee Break/CFAC--Upstairs Beltline (East) Lobby

11:30 a.m. The Writing Life/Hugh Cook, Miss Morley’s Parrot: Mining Your Life for Writing Gold (CFAC Recital Hall)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. Genre Focus in Poetry & Fiction with L.S. Klatt, Imagination as Place: What Wendell Berry and the Settlers of the Local Leave Out

Craft Applications in Nonfiction with Leslie Leyland Fields, Losing and Finding Your Voice

Craft Application in Fiction with Vinita Hampton Wright

3:00 p.m. Coffee Break/CFAC--Upstairs Beltline Lobby

3:30 p.m. Genre Focus in Poetry with Maurice Manning

Craft Applications in Fiction & Nonfiction with Michael Stevens, “Henry David Thoreau’s Attention to Detail: How America’s Greatest Nature Writer Saw & Described the Wonders of the Everyday World”

4:30 p.m. Time to Pause, to Write, to Reflect

Scheduled One-on-One meetings with editors begin

5:30 p.m. Dinner/Participants on own

7:15 p.m. Reading and Reflection at Calvin's Bunker Interpretive Center

Evening Prayers with Calvin University Faculty


Tuesday, June 20

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayers with Calvin University Faculty (CFAC Recital Hall)


8:45 a.m. News & Updates

9:00 a.m. Workshop 2: Peer Review Master Class (Upstairs classrooms)

11:00 a.m. Coffee Break/CFAC - 2nd floor East Lobby

11:30 a.m. The Writing Life with Vinita Hampton Wright (CFAC Recital Hall)


12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. Craft Applications with Cynthia Beach, Crafting Dazzling Dialogue

Genre Focus in Poetry with Linda Nemec Foster, Beyond the Straightjacket: Form as a Liberating Poetic Device

Craft Applications with Dan Mancilla, I Can Do That? Enlivening Nonfiction with Story Elements

3:00 p.m. Coffee Break (Beltline Lobby)

3:30 p.m. Genre Focus in Fiction with Jason Stevens,Books are Made Out of Books

Craft Applications in Poetry with Maurice Manning

Editor's Chat with Andy Rogers, Developing Your Nonfiction Concept

Genre Focus in Nonfiction with Patrice Gopo, Exposing, Expanding, or Changing the Narrow Narrative: Honoring One Another as We Write across Culture and Race

4:30 p.m. Scheduled One-on-One meetings with editors


5:30 p.m. Time to Pause, to Write, to Reflect

Dinner/Participants on own

7:15 p.m. Readings and Reflections (Bunker Interpretive Center)

Evening Prayers with Calvin University Faculty

Open Mic for Readings

Wednesday, June 21


8:30 a.m. Morning Prayers with Aquinas College Faculty/CFAC Recital Hall

8:45 a.m. News & Updates


9:00 a.m. Workshop 3: Peer Review Master Class in assigned classrooms

11:00 a.m. Coffee Break/CFAC - 2nd floor East Lobby

11:30 a.m. The Writing Life with Jon Sweeney, “You Can Be a Part of the ‘Greatest Conversation’” (CFAC Recital Hall)


12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. Genre Focus in Nonfiction with Patrice Gopo “Elevating Your Essay

Genre Focus in Poetry with L.S. Klatt

Craft Applications with Hugh Cook, Point of View in Fiction

3:00 p.m. Coffee Break (Beltline Lobby)

3:15 p.m. Writing Recess (Bunker Center)

4:30 p.m. Time to Pause, to Write, to Reflect

Scheduled One-on-One chats with editors

Optional Creative Arts session with artist Anna Greidanus -- Room 263

6:00 p.m. Dinner & Readings (Bunker Center)

Fireside Prayers with Cornerstone Faculty


Thursday, June 22

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayers with Aquinas College Faculty/CFAC Recital Hall

8:45 a.m. News & Updates

9:00 a.m. Workshop 4: Peer Review Master Class (Upstairs Classrooms)

11:00 a.m. Coffee Break (Beltline Lobby)

11:30 a.m. The Writing Life/Panel Discussion with Gary Schmidt: “On Faith & Writing” (CFAC Recital Hall)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. Genre Focus in Nonfiction with Terri DeBoer, “About Devotionals”

Genre Focus in Fiction with Michael Stevens, “Old Narrators Looking Back Across a Lifetime: Wendell Berry’s Revisionist Visionaries in the Novels Jayber Crow and Hannah Coulter

Craft Applications with Dan Mancilla, “Show Their Thoughts: Unlocking Your Character’s Inner Life with Gesture”

Craft Applications with Leslie Leyland Fields,Inside the Outer Story: Discovering the Heart of your Memoir

3:00 p.m. Coffee Break (Beltline Lobby)

3:30 p.m. Craft Applications with Vinita Hampton Wright

Editor's Chat with Jon Sweeney, “Twenty Mistakes Authors Make Again and Again”

Craft Applications with Linda Nemec Foster, Prose or Poetry? The Unique World of the Prose Poem

Craft Application in Fiction & Poetry with Jason Stevens, Writing and Place and the Place of Writing

4:30 p.m. Scheduled One-on-Ones


5:30 p.m. Time to Pause, to Write, to Reflect

Dinner

7:15 p.m. Reading and Reflection (Bunker Interpretive Center)

Evening Prayers with Aquinas Faculty

Open Mic for Readings (Bunker Interpretive Center)


Friday, June 23

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayers with Cornerstone University Faculty/CFAC Recital Hall


8:45 a.m. News & Updates

9:00 a.m. Workshop 5: Final Peer Review Master Class

11:00 a.m. Coffee Break (Beltline Lobby)

11:30 a.m. The Writing Life with Gary Schmidt (CFAC Recital Hall)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Together (Bunker Interpretive Center)

Writing and the Great Commission: Final Words

Scriptoria Awards announced