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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

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

7:30-9:00         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: John Lane and Michael Morris

Monday, July 10

7:30-8:00         Reception in Dobbs Atrium

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

  • Dr. Pearl McHaney reads Eudora Welty’s “Must the Novelist Crusade” and “Where Is the Voice Coming From?”
  • Dr. Tom McHaney reads William Faulkner, “The Bear” from Go Down, Moses

Tuesday, July 11

7:30-8:00         Reception in Dobbs Atrium

8:00-9:30         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: Anne Corbitt and Stephane Dunn

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

10:30-11:30     Michael Morris: Lecture on To the White Sea

11:30-1:00       Lunch

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

  • Summer of Deliverance
  • Foreign Editor of The Daily Beast
  • Previously the Paris Bureau Chief and Middle East Regional Editor for The Daily Beast and Newsweek Magazine
  • Served as The Washington Post bureau chief in Cairo and Central America
  • Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South
  • Securing the City: Inside America's Best Counterterror Force – the NYPD
  • Expats
  • The Sleeper
  • Innocent Blood
  • With the Contras

3:00-4:30         Ellen Malphrus: Lecture on James Dickey’s Poetry

5:30-7:30         Dinner

6:30-7:30         Student Readings in Dobbs Atrium

7:30-8:00         Reception in Dobbs Atrium

8:00-9:00         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: Christopher Dickey

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

9:45-11:00       John Williams: Lecture on Deliverance

11:00-1:00       Lunch

12:30-2:00       Panel: The Life and Poetry of James Dickey

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

2:15-3:15         Scott Wilkerson: “Flying Blind: Thirty Years of James Dickey’s Alnilam” 

                        A retrospective and new examination at this masterpiece of fiction

4:00-5:30         Reading Place: Summer of Deliverance: Christopher Dickey on his Father

7:30-9:30         Reception and Reading Dobbs Atrium: In Celebration of James Dickey: The Man and His Poetry

                       Readings by Christopher Dickey, David Bottoms, Ellen Malphrus, Bruce McEver, Mark Roberts, and Donna Coffee Little

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.

Friday, July 14

8:00-9:30         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: Bruce McEver and a Night of Tom Lux’s Poetry

Saturday, July 15

3:45-5:15         Reading in Dobbs Atrium: Ann Hite and Rose McLanery

8:00-9:30         24-Hour Play Festival Performance

                        After Party

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