Environmental PanelProducing Plays

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Schedule subject to change.

Conference Registration is open from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Tivoli Theatre lobby.

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion - "How My On-site and Vicarious Mentors Influenced Me" (moderated by Clyde Edgerton)
Elizabeth Cox, Tony Earley, Charles Frazier and Katori Hall

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Bryan Family Foundation Award for Drama to Jerre Dye
Presented by Jim Grimsley

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

"And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war." - Tim O'Brien
Panel Discussion - The Ultimate Conflict: Writing About War
Richard Bausch, Madison Smartt Bell and Robert Morgan

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Luncheon - Address by Roy Blount, Jr.
Cleanth Brooks Medal presentation to Ernest J. Gaines


1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

"When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing." --Tennessee Williams
Panel Discussion - Producing Plays
Jerre Dye, Jim Grimsley, and Katori Hall  

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

Robert Penn Warren Award to Elizabeth Cox
Presented by Jill McCorkle

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion - Southern Politics and Southern Literature
Clyde Edgerton, Randall Kenan and Sam Pickering

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Fellowship Award for the Spoken Word to Minton Sparks
Presented by Dorothy Allison
Special Performance by Minton Sparks

4:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Book Signing

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Grant Support Provided By

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust - Chazen Family Foundation - The Kennedy Foundation - Lyndhurst Foundation - Public Education Foundation - Tennessee Arts Commisson - UC Foundation

Media Sponsors

Brewer Media - Chattarati - WDEF News 12 - WUTC 88.1

Program Partners

Anonymous Gift - Baylor School - Medium - Olan & Norma Mills II

Book Patrons

L. Hardwick & Kitty Caldwell - Memorial Healthcare System - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the UTC Department of English - Wild Hare Books

AEC is a funded member of Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga.

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