2019 Festival Schedule

The Festival's principal portion begins with the Friday-night reception and runs through brunch on Sunday, but many attendees also choose to participate in Thursday’s Creative Lab and/or Friday’s author workshops.

Our flexible pricing allows all attendees to build the schedule that suits them best! For more information about pricing for various events, visit Registration.


THURSDAY, 9.19: Pre-Conference Creative Laboratory 

(free and open to the public)

Schedule pending for 2019. Check back for details.

FRIDAY, 9.20: "Dedicated to Craft for Readers and Writers" Workshops

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM: Registration packets available | Fair Isle Books & Gifts

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM: Workshop 1 Session

Option A, TBA* | Location TBA*

Option B, TBA* | Location TBA*

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM: Break

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM:  Workshop 2 Session

Option A, TBA* | Location TBA*

Option B, TBA* | Location TBA*

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Dinner on your own

7:00 PM:  Dessert Reception and meet and greet with authors and participants | Historic Farm Museum

8:30 PM:  Open-mic reading for interested participants | Historic Farm Museum

*details pending for 2019.

 

SATURDAY, 9.21: Festival Presentations          

8:00 AM:  Coffee and Continental Breakfast | Trueblood Performing Art Center (TPAC)

Registration packets available @ TPAC

9:00 AM:  Welcome and Announcements | TPAC

9:15 AM: Full Author Panel | TPAC

10:15 AM: Break; Backstage Bookshop open | TPAC

10:45 AM:  Author Presentation and Q&A:  TBA* | TPAC

11:30 AM:  Author Presentation and Q&A:  TBA* | TPAC

12:15 PM:  Backstage Book-signing; Backstage Bookshop open | TPAC

12:15 PM to 2:00 PM: Lunch on your own

2:00 PM:  Author Presentation and Q&A: TBA* | TPAC

2:45 PM:  Author Presentation and Q&A: TBA*| TPAC

3:30 PM: Break; Backstage Book-Signing; Backstage Bookshop open | TPAC

4:00 PM:  Moderated Conversation: TBA* | TPAC

4:45 PM:  Backstage Book-signing; Backstage Bookshop open | TPAC

Dinner on your own (for those not attending the banquet)

6:30 PM:  Social Half-hour for banquet attendees | Historic Island Dairy

7:00 PM:  Festival Banquet |Historical Island Dairy

8:00 PM:  Norbert Blei Poetry Award presentation and reading |Historical Island Dairy

 *details pending for 2019.

SUNDAY, 9.21: Brunch and Closing Remarks

9:30 AM:  Coffee and meet-and-greet for brunch attendees | Hotel Washington

10:00 AM:  Brunch | Hotel Washington

11:00 AM: Remarks from authors in attendance and Festival closing remarks

12:00 PM:  Festival formally ends