Oxford Conference for the Book


Oxford Conference for the Book

Note: This schedule is subject to change. An exact schedule will be distributed at the conference. The writing workshops will be in the Union Ballroom. All other sessions will be in the Education Auditorium.

Friday, April 12

9 a.m. Writing Workshop: “How to Submit Manuscripts and Work with an Editor,” by Reginald Gibbons and Cynthia Shearer. Director, Barry Hannah.

10:30 a.m. Writing Workshop: “From Author to Reader,” by John Berendt and Padgett Powell. Director, Barry Hannah.

Noon lunch (on your own)

2 p.m. Welcome, Chancellor Robert C. Khayat

“Robert Penn Warren: It was Poetry or Death.” Joseph Blotner.

3:30 p.m. “Go, Little Book … Getting a Book to Readers.” Barry Hannah, moderator; Leigh Feldman, Dan Frank, Judy Long and Cynthia Shearer.

5:30 p.m. Cocktail Buffet City Grocery (Black Tie Optional)

8 p.m. Readings and Remarks, Padgett Powell, Cynthia Shearer

Saturday, April 13

9 a.m. “Publishing Poetry.” Aleda Shirley, moderator; Reginald Gibbons and Robert von Hallberg.

10:30 a.m. “Literature and the People.” Andrew P. Mullins Jr., moderator; William Winter

Noon lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. “Books for Young Readers.” Elaine H. Scott, moderator; Stella Pevsner

2:30 p.m. “Students and the Contemporary Culture of Reading.” Richard Howorth, moderator; Nancy Bercaw, Jay Langdale, and Lewis Nordan.

4 p.m. “Hazards of the Book Craft in the Age of Electronic Wizardry.” John Egerton.

8 p.m. Readings, Lewis Nordan and Bailey White.

Sunday, April 14

9:30 a.m. “Literary Intellectuals Driving into the Millennium.” Robert von Hallberg.

11 a.m. Readings, Edwidge Danticat and Reginald Gibbons

Noon Lunch (on your own)

2 p.m. “Fishing in the Air: A Writer’s Journeys.” Sharon Creech.

3:30 p.m. “Broad Daylight in the Garden of American Publishing.” Avin Mark Domnitz, moderator; John Berendt.

5:30 p.m. Jambalaya and Musical Finale The Gin. (Blue jeans optional)

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