Colgate Writers Conference Porch Symposium: Day 2

In place of our usual in-person, week-long gathering, we’re delighted to announce our first-ever Porch Symposium. Starting at 7:00 p.m. (EST) each evening, June 16-18, we’ll offer master classes, panel discussions, literary readings by faculty and participants, and presentations by agents and editors on the current state of publishing.

Registration is open to all and costs just $50.


7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Plenary Session: Faculty Readings

8:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Master Classes: Session 1

  • Marie Mutsuki Mockett, title TBA
  • Jonathan Dee, title TBA
  • Jennifer E. Smith “Things You Suspect Might Be Boring but Are (Hopefully) Not: The Works of Charles Dickens and This Talk”

8:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Master Classes: Session 2

  • Dana Spiotta, title TBA
  • Naomi Jackson “Writing the Books I Want to Read: Notes on Writing in the Traditions of Jamaica Kincaid, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrrison & Edwidge Danticat”

9:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up Session

Thursday, June 17 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm

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