FGCU Emergency Management Advisory

Sept. 27, 2022 | FGCU is canceling all classes and non-essential campus activities Thursday and Friday. FGCU leaders will evaluate methods for students to make up for lost instructional time, which will likely include the use of planned study dates as regular academic class. Please expect updates to the academic calendar once we return to normal operations. For storm updates, visit fgcu.edu/emergencymanagement.

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Schedule

Full schedule

Choose a day to see a chronological list of events. Click on a workshop or panel title for a description.

  • 7:30-9:00: REGISTRATION CHECK-IN AND ORIENTATION
  • 9:30-12:30: WORKSHOPS  
    • Kevin Aho — Writing About Illness: Pathography and the Search for Meaning

    • Lynne Barrett — Plot & Structure, Structure & Plot

    • Jenna Blum — Being Frank in Your Nonfiction

    • M.J. Fievre — Writing for Change

    • Tod Goldberg — Plotting the Perfect Crime

    • Didi Jackson — Poetry of Place

  • 12:30-2:00: LUNCH BREAK (On your own)
  • 2:00-3:00: PANELS
    • Andrea Askowitz, Jenna Blum, Allison Langer, Joyce Maynard — Creating Community Through Literature

  • 3:15-4:15: READING 
    • Kevin Aho
    • John Dufresne
    • Denise Duhamel
    • M.J. Fievre
  • 4:15-5:00: BREAK
  • 5:00-6:00: COCKTAIL HOUR
  • 6:00-7:30: READING (followed by signing)
    • Mahogany L. Browne
    • Joyce Maynard
  • 7:30-9:00: MORNING WRITING EXERCISES w/John Dufresne
  • 9:30-12:30: WORKSHOPS
    • Andrea Askowitz and Allison Langer of Writing Class Radio — Writing a Story Meant to Be Told Out Loud

    • Mahogany L. Browne — YA Lit

    • John Dufresne — Screenwriting

    • Denise Duhamel — Laying the Foundation: Concrete Imagery in Poems

    • Joe Clifford — Grit Lit

    • Beth Ann Fennelly — The Hermit Crab Essay

  • 12:30-2:00: LUNCH BREAK (On your own)
  • 2:00-3:00: PANEL & PODCAST
    • Lynne Barrett, Joe Clifford, and M.J. Fievre — Anthologies

    • Mike Kiniry & Tod Goldberg — Three Song Stories

  • 3:15-4:15: READING
    • Jenna Blum
    • Joe Clifford
    • Beth Ann Fennelly
    • Darin Strauss
  • 4:15-5:00: BREAK   
  • 5:00-6:00: COCKTAIL HOUR
  • 6:00-7:30: CONCERT/READING (followed by signing)
    • Tod Goldberg (Reading)
    • Ike Reilly (Concert)
  • 7:30-9:00: MORNING WRITING EXERCISES w/John Dufresne
  • 9:30-12:30: WORKSHOPS
    • Steve Almond — How to Build Characters Who Leap Off the Page

    • Ron Cooper — First-Time Fiction Dos and Don’ts

    • Major Jackson — Learning to Drive: Dramatic Turns in a Poem

    • Joyce Maynard — The Short Personal Essay: How to Put a Big Story Into a Small Space

    • Ike Reilly — Songwriting

    • Darin Strauss — The Art of Narrative

  • 12:30-2:00: LUNCH BREAK (On your own)
  • 2:00-3:00: PANEL
    • Lisa Gallagher & Lynne Barrett — Agents and Editors

  • 3:15-4:15: READING 
    • Lynne Barrett
    • Ron Cooper
    • Didi Jackson
    • Major Jackson
  • 4:15-5:00: BREAK
  • 5:00-6:00: COCKTAIL HOUR (BIG ARTS Courtyard)
  • 6:00-7:30: KEYNOTE/READING (followed by signing)
    • Steve Almond (Reading)
    • Pam Houston (Keynote)

 

Registration

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