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.
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