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2020 Schedule

Each day, join our live stream to up your writing game

Click on a session title in the schedule below to learn more. All sessions will be streamed live on multiple channels simultaneously, thanks to our partners at A Mighty Blaze. You can watch the stream live by clicking any of the buttons below:


Saturday, Oct. 24

All times are EST

  • Noon • Andrea Askowitz & Allison Langer: How to Tell Your True, Personal Story

  • 1 p.m. • Steve Almond & Jenna Blum: Writing as Activism

  • 2 p.m. • Erin Almond & Tom DeMarchi : Publishing Your Debut

  • 3 p.m. • Mahogany L. Browne & Brian Turner: Poetry

  • 4 p.m. • Lisa Gallagher & Christopher Schelling: This Literary Agent Life

  • 5 p.m. • Tod Goldberg & Darin Strauss: Two Funny Guys Saying Funny Things About Writing That's Sometimes Funny But Not Always

  • 6 p.m. • Virtual Cocktail Party

  • 7 p.m. • Christina Baker Kline & Joyce Maynard: In Conversation

Sunday, Oct. 25

All times are EST

  • Noon • Jenna Blum & Ron MacLean: Creating Literary Community

  • 1 p.m. • Lynne Barrett, Joe Clifford, & Steven Womack: Plot

  • 2 p.m. • Camille Dungy & Jeffrey Thomson: Draw the Line: Poetry and Nonfiction

  • 3 p.m. • Tom DeMarchi, John Dufresne, & Beth Ann Fennelly: Flash/Micro Narratives

  • 4 p.m. • Tod Goldberg & John Schimmel: Video Game Narratives

  • 5 p.m. • Augusten Burroughs & Christopher Schelling: Shiny Things: Distractions as Art

  • 6 p.m. • Julianna Baggott & Nick Flynn: Writing in Different Genres