SCHEDULE



Pre-Workshop Task

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 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

[Note: This section shows 2022 Schedule. We are finalizing the 2023 -- stay tuned!]


Monday, June 20 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/Vinita Hampton Wright (virtual), “Tending the Creative Soul” (CFAC Recital Hall)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. Genre Focus in Poetry with L.S. Klatt, “Say Green, Say New: Language as a Renewable Resource” (CFAC Recital Hall)

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

3:30 p.m. Craft Applications with Hugh Cook, “Finding a Voice: Character and Narrator in Fiction”

Craft Applications with Dan Mancilla, “Enlivening Nonfiction with Story Elements”

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 by Gary Schmidt and Linda Nemec Foster at Calvin's Bunker Interpretive Center

Evening Prayers with Calvin University Faculty


Tuesday, Jun 21

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. Genre Focus in Nonfiction with Patrice Gopo, “The Personal Essay as a Vehicle for Social Change” (CFAC Recital Hall)

12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2:00 p.m. Genre Focus in Fiction with Hugh Cook, “Tell Me a Story, Tell Me a Story: Why I Write Fiction” (Classroom 252)

Genre Focus in Poetry with L.S. Klatt, “The Essential Strangeness of Poetry” (Classroom 255)

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

3:30 p.m. Genre Focus in Poetry with Jason Stevens,The Regions of Writing & the Writing of Region: Seamus Heaney and the Re-Imagining of Place” (Classroom 2550

Craft Applications with Michael Stevens, “Diction: The Small Structural Element” (Classroom 252)

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 with Dan Mancilla and Patrice Gopo (Bunker Interpretive Center)

Evening Prayers with Calvin University Faculty

Open Mic for Readings (Bunker Interpretive Center)

Wednesday, 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 3: Peer Review Master Class in assigned classrooms

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

11:30 a.m. Editor’s Chat with Jon M. Sweeney, How to Become an Author (CFAC Recital Hall)


12:30 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Genre Focus in Nonfiction--An Interview with Patrice Gopo -- (Classroom 252)

Genre Focus in Poetry with Linda Nemec Foster, “Poetry of Witness, Resistance, and Healing" (Classroom 255)


2:30 p.m. Coffee Break (Beltline Lobby)

3:00 p.m. Craft Applications with Gary Schmidt, “Time as a Structural Element” (CFAC Recital Hall)

4:00 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

5:45 p.m. Shuttle to The Schmidt’s Farm (Shuttle and cars leave from Prince Conference Center)

6:30 p.m. Barbecue Dinner

9:00 p.m. Fireside Prayers with Cornerstone Faculty

Shuttle returns to Prince Conference Center


Thursday, June 23

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 Fiction with Elizabeth Vander Lei, “The Effects of Dialogue”

Genre Focus in Memoir with Jon Sweeney, Memoir: The Ubiquitous Genre

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

3:30 p.m. Craft Applications with Cynthia Beach, “Capturing the Intensity: Dramatic Moments in Fiction and Nonfiction”

Craft Applications with Dan Mancilla, “Crafting an Immersive Three-Dimensional Scene”

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

The Writing Life/Panel Discussion [repeat]: “On Faith & Writing” (CFAC Recital Hall)


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

Dinner

7:15 p.m. Reading and Reflection with Cynthia Beach, Hugh Cook, L. S. Klatt & Jon Sweeney (Bunker Interpretive

Center)

Evening Prayers with Aquinas Faculty

Open Mic for Readings (Bunker Interpretive Center)


Friday, June 24

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. Editor’s Chat/Andy Rogers, “The Editing Process” (CFAC Recital Hall)

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. Genre Focus in Fiction with Michael Stevens, “The Prophetic Voice: Wendell Berry & the Power of Fiction”

Genre Focus in Nonfiction with Andy Rogers, Developing Your Nonfiction Concept

Genre Focus in Hybrid Form with Linda Nemec Foster, “Flash Fiction and the New Short Prose: Exploring the World of the Hybrid Form

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

3:30 p.m. Craft Applications with Elizabeth Vander Lei, “Capturing Your Reader’s Attention with Sentence Slots

Craft Applications with Jason Stevens, “Called to Character: What Aristotle and Vocational Studies Can Teach

Us about Letting Character Come through in Our Lives and Vocations”


4:30 p.m. Prescheduled one-on-ones with editors

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

Dinner/Participants on own

7:15 p.m. Writing and the Great Commission: Final Words (Bunker Interpretive Center)

Scriptoria Literary Fiction Award announced