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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

 

Interested writers will find two schedules below, both designed to give applicants an idea of what a week at Kettle Pond is like. The first is an outline for this year's conference (and is subject to change, mainly in workshop timing); below that we've posted our '23 program. 

 

We don't generally release final schedules in advance, as events have a tendency to shift dates and times until close the the start of the conference.

 

This summer's Generative Workshop descriptions will be distributed to attending writers after they have registered. Hope to see you there!

 

2024 [SAMPLE] SCHEDULE

​Saturday, June 22

1:00 - 5:00pm            

Conference Registration 


3:30 - 4:30pm            

Campus Tour 


5:00 - 5:45pm              

Welcome Reception


5:45 - 6:45pm               

Dinner 


7:00 - 7:30pm              

Conference Orientation


7:30 - 8:30pm              

Faculty Reading


8:45 - 11:00pm             

Lakeside Social & Bookstore Hours

​Sunday, June 23

7:30 - 8:45am              

Breakfast 


9:00 - 10:00 am          

Faculty Lecture


10:15am - 12:15pm     

Workshop Sessions


12:15 - 1:15pm             

Lunch 


1:15 - 4:30 pm             

Free Time (Library, Kayaking, VIC trails, etc)


4:30 - 5:30pm             

Resident Writer Readings 


5:45 - 6:45pm             

Dinner 


7:30 - 8:30 pm            

Faculty Reading 


8:45 - 11:00pm             

Lakeside Social & Bookstore Hours

​Monday, June 24

7:30 - 8:45am              

Breakfast 


9:00 - 10:00 am          

Faculty Lecture


10:15am - 12:15pm       

Workshop Sessions


12:15 - 1:15pm               

Lunch 


1:15 - 4:30 pm               

Free Time (Library, Kayaking, VIC trails, etc)


4:30 - 5:30pm               

Resident Readings 


5:45 - 6:45pm               

Dinner 


7:30 - 8:30 pm             

Faculty Reading 


8:45 - 11:00pm             

Lakeside Social & Bookstore Hours

Tuesday, June 25

7:30 - 8:45am              

Breakfast 


9:00 - 10:00am            

Faculty Lecture


10:15am - 12:15pm       

Workshop Sessions


12:15 - 1:15pm               

Lunch 


1:15 - 4:30 pm               

Free Time (Library, Kayaking, VIC trails, etc)


4:30 - 5:30pm            

 Resident Readings 


5:45 - 6:45pm              

Dinner 


7:30 - 8:30 pm            

Faculty Reading 


8:45 - 11:00pm            

Lakeside Social & Bookstore Hours

Wednesday, June 26

7:30 - 8:45am              

Breakfast 


9:00 - 10:00 am            

Faculty Lecture


10:15 am - 12:15 pm  

Workshop Sessions


12:15 - 1:15pm            

Lunch 


1:15 - 4:30 pm            

Free Time (... you know what to do)


4:30 - 5:30pm              

Resident Readings 


5:45 - 6:45pm              

Dinner 


8:30 pm - ?                  

Reception at Kettle Pond Staff Residence

Thursday, June 27

7:30 - 8:45am              

Breakfast 


9:00 - 10:00 am            

Faculty Lecture


10:15 am - 12:15 pm  

Workshop Sessions


12:15 - 1:15pm            

Lunch 


4:30 - 5:30pm              

Industry Talks


5:45 - 6:45pm              

Dinner 


7:30 - 8:30 pm            

Faculty Reading 


8:45 - 11:00pm            

Lakeside Social & Bookstore Hours

 Friday,  June 28

7:30 - 8:45am              

Breakfast 


9:00 - 10:00 am          

Faculty Lecture


10:15 am - 12:15 pm  

Workshop Sessions


12:15 - 1:15pm            

Lunch 


4:30 - 5:30pm              

Industry Talks


5:45 - 6:45pm              

Dinner 


7:00 - 8:00 pm            

Faculty Reading 


8:15 pm                      

2024 Conference Photo :)


8:45 - 11:00pm            

2024 Salon & Party

​Saturday, June 29

7:30 - 8:45 am              

Breakfast 


9:00 - 10:00 am            

Faculty Lecture


10:15 am - 12:15 pm  

Workshop Sessions


9:30am - 2:00 pm        

Conference Check-Out 

2023 SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 17 ('23)

12:00 - 4:30pm            

Conference Registration 

12:00 - 3:00pm            

Campus Tours 

5:00 - 5:45pm              

Welcome Reception

 

5:45 - 6:45pm              

Dinner 

 

7:15 - 8:00pm           

Kettle Pond ‘23 Orientation

8:15 - 11:00pm       

First Night Readings & Lakeside Social

Sunday, June 18 ('23)

7:30 - 8:45am

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00am       

Faculty Lecture – Kem Joy Ukwu

Creating and Identifying Goals and Gravity in Storytelling

10:15am - 12:15pm

Workshop Session I – Christopher Citro 

12:15 - 1:15pm

Lunch

4:30 - 5:30pm         

Publishing Q&A – Ashley Mayne

A conversation about getting your work into a journal & out in the world

5:45 - 6:45pm

Dinner

7:00 - 8:00pm         

Faculty Readings – Brian Hall & Christopher Citro

8:15 - 11:00pm

Lakeside Social & Bookstore Hours

Monday, June 19 ('23)

7:30 - 8:45am

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00am

Faculty Lecture – Chen Chen

The Unsaid, the Unsayable, the Ungovernable: Poems of Queer Love & Desire

10:15am - 12:15pm

Workshop Session – Kem Joy Ukwu

10:15am - 12:15pm

Workshop Session II – Christopher Citro

12:15 - 1:15pm

Lunch

2:00 - 4:30pm

Film Screening: The Eight Mountains (2022)

4:30 - 5:30pm

Resident Writer Readings

5:45 - 6:45pm

Dinner

7:00 - 8:00pm

Faculty Readings – Chen Chen & Mary Bonina

8:15 - 11:00pm

Lakeside Social & Bookstore Hours

 

Tuesday, June 20 ('23)

7:30 - 8:45am

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00am

Faculty Lecture – Brian Hall

Novel Openings

10:15 - 11:15am

Workshop Session (part I) – Chen Chen

11:15am - 12:15pm

Workshop Session (part I) – Mark Pawlak

12:15 - 1:15pm

Lunch

3:30 - 4:30pm

Panel – Questions & Answers About Publishing Poetry 

(Bring your Q’s about journals, manuscripts, & all things contemporary poetry)

4:30 - 5:30pm

Resident Writer Readings

5:45 - 6:45pm

Dinner

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Faculty Readings – Mark Pawlak & Kem Joy Ukwu

8:15 - 11:00pm

Lakeside Social & Bookstore Hours

Wednesday, June 21 ('23)

7:30 - 8:45am

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00am

Faculty Lecture – Mark Pawlak

The Poetic Line: Theory and Praxis

10:15 - 11:15am

Workshop Session (part II) – Chen Chen

11:15am - 12:15pm

Workshop Session (part II) – Mark Pawlak

12:15 - 1:15pm

Lunch

3:30 - 4:30pm

Workshop Session(part I) – Brian Hall 

4:30 - 5:30pm

Resident Writer Readings

5:45 - 6:45pm

Dinner

8:00pm - ?:??

Conference Photo & Reception at Kettle Pond Staff House

Thursday, June 22 ('23)

7:30 - 8:45am

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00am

Faculty Lecture – Christopher Citro

On Giving Up: Its Uses and Benefits in the Writing Life

10:15am - 12:15pm

Workshop Session – Anaïs Duplan

12:15 - 1:15pm

Lunch

4:30 - 5:30pm

Resident Writer Readings

5:45 - 6:45pm 

Dinner

7:00 - 8:00pm

Faculty Readings – Anaïs Duplan & Caroline Rayner

8:15 - 11:00pm

Lakeside Social & Bookstore Hours

 Friday,   June 23 ('23)

7:30 - 8:45am

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00am

Faculty Lecture – Caroline Rayner

Keeping Everything

10:15 - 11:45am

Workshop Session (part II) – Brian Hall

12:15 - 1:15pm

Lunch

5:45 - 6:45pm

Dinner

7:00 - 7:30pm

The Crew Goes Pro

Reading – Jack Bachmann & Kevin Bertolero 

7:45 - 11:00pm

Kettle Pond Salon

Saturday, June 24 ('23)

7:30 - 8:45am

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00am

Faculty Lecture – Anaïs Duplan

Decolonizing Your Creative Voice

10:30am - 2:30pm

Check-Out & Farewells

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