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2017-2018 MFA-CW Summer Residency Reading schedule

All events are open to the public, free of charge


Thursday, July 6

7:30-8:00         Reception in Falany Performing Arts Center                   

8:00-9:30         Reading in Flint Hall at Falany Performing Arts Center: Richard Blanco

                        After Party

Friday, July 7

7:30-8:00         Reception in Dobbs Atrium

8:00-9:30         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: Leon Stokesbury and John Holman

Saturday, July 8

7:30-8:00         Reception in Dobbs Atrium

8:00-9:30         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: Earl Braggs and George Singleton

Sunday, July 9

7:30-8:00         Reception in Dobbs Atrium

8:00-9:30         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: John Lane, Anna Schachner, and Gray Stewart

Monday, July 10

7:30-8:00         Reception in Dobbs Atrium

8:00-9:30         Reading in Dobbs Atrium:

Tuesday, July 11

7:30-8:00         Reception in Dobbs Atrium

8:00-9:30         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: Anne CorbittStephane Dunn, and Stephen Corey

Wednesday, July 12 (James Dickey Consortium/Open to the Public)

10:30-11:30     James Mann and Ellen Malphrus discuss James Dickey as a teacher at the University of South Carolina (in the Smith-Johnston Building).

                       Hosted by Maria Klouda and Kathy Kincer

11:30-1:00       Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:30         Writing from Paris: Christopher Dickey

3:00-4:30         Ellen Malphrus: "Ripping Out the Hearts of the Matter: James Dickey's Power Beyond the Page" (Smith-Johnston Building)

7:30-8:00         Reception in Dobbs Atrium

8:00-9:00         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: Christopher Dickey and Ellen Malphrus

Thursday, July 13 (James Dickey Consortium/Open to the Public)

10:30-11:30     John Williams: Lecture - "Deliverance's Impact on Georgia and the Hillybilly Mythos" (Smith-Johnston Building)

11:30-1:00       Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:15         Panel: The World as the Truth: Examining the Primal Beast of James Dickey (Smith-Johnston Building)

                       Christopher Dickey, David Bottoms, Ellen Malphrus, and Mark Roberts, hosted Bill Walsh and Mike Saye

2:30-3:30         Scott Wilkerson: “Flying Blind: Thirty Years of James Dickey’s Alnilam”  (Smith-Johnston Building)

                        A retrospective and new examination at this masterpiece of fiction

4:00-5:00         Reading Place: Summer of Deliverance: Christopher Dickey on his Father (Smith-Johnston Building)

5:00-7:00         Dinner (on your own)

7:30-9:45         Reception and Reading Dobbs Atrium: A Celebration of The James Dickey Review

                        Readings by Christopher Dickey, David Bottoms, Ellen Malphrus, Bruce McEver, Mark Roberts, Donna Coffee Little, Stephen Corey, Kathy Kincer, James Mann, John Lane, Judson Mitcham, Mike Saye, Marissa Stephens, Bill Walsh, Scott Wilkerson, Ryan Wilson and Will Wright.

10:00-until        Film Screening: Deliverance―The 1972 adaptation of James Dickey’s novel, starring Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, directed by John Boorman, and filmed in the North Georgia mountains. (Smith-Johnston Building)

Friday, July 14

6:00-until        A Celebration and Reading of Tom Lux's poetry

                      Dinner and Poetry Readings at The Snug, 190 East Main St., Canton, GA 30114 (Buffet $15)

7:15-9:00       Poetry Reading: Bruce McEver

                      Guest Readers: Travis Denton, Bruce McEver, Kodac Harrison, David Bottoms, Katie Chaple, Kathy Kincer, Will Wright, and Bill Walsh

                      Karoake Night, sponsored by The Snug. Prizes for the best MFA student or faculty

Saturday, July 15

4:00-5:30         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: Ann Hite and Kelly Whiddon

8:00-9:30         Closing Parter (Fincher Art Building)

                        Inaugural Robert L. Driscoll Creative Writing Awards, moderated by Phil Unger and Mark Roberts

                        Faculty Reading


For information about program specifics,
please contact:

William Walsh
Program Director
BJW@reinhardt.edu

For admissions information, please contact:
Office of Professional Studies and Graduate Admissions
770-720-9191
gradadmissions@reinhardt.edu