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July 1-9, 2021

Our first summer residency session for the Cornell College M.F.A. in Creative Writing starts in July. Welcome writers!  Here's the schedule at a glance.

Thu. July 1

1-4 p.m. Arrival, get ids, campus tours

2:30-4 p.m. Faculty meeting

4:30-5:30 p.m. Opening reception

5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Opening night reading: Robin Hemley

Fri. July 2

9:30-10:30 a.m. Orientation and introductions

10:30-11 a.m. Semester 1 orientation

10:30-11 a.m. Semester 2 orientation

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30- 2 p.m. Generative Workshop with Curtis Bauer

2:30-4 p.m. Opportunities and Challenges of Workshop with Steven Dunn

4:30-5:30 p.m. "Happy Hour" Works-In-Progress discussion with Rachel Swearingen and Shena McAuliffe

5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner

Sat. July 3

9:30-11 a.m. Workshop part I with Shena McAuliffe and Lily Hoang

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-2:30 p.m. "Writing in the Active Voice Part I" with Steven Antoine Willis

3-4 p.m. Advising sessions

4:30-5:30 p.m. In Conversation with Visiting Writer LaTanya McQueen

5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Reading with LaTanya McQueen

Sun. July 4

9:30-11 a.m. Generative Workshop with Rachel Swearingen

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-2 p.m. Glenn Freeman on "The Image"

2:30-4 Roundtable Discussion: The Life of the Writer

4:30 p.m. 4th of July celebration

Mon. July 5

9:30-11 a.m. Workshop part II with Shena McAuliffe and Lily Hoang

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-2:30 p.m. "Literary Publishing part I" with Steven Antoine Willis

3-4:30 p.m. Craft Talk: Rachel Swearingen on plot

5 p.m. Drinks and Pizza at the Lincoln Wine Bar

Tue. July 6

9:30-11 a.m. Generative Workshop with Glenn Freeman

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-2:30 p.m. "Writing in the Active Voice Part III" with Steven Antoine Willis

4-5 p.m. "Happy Hour" Works-In-Progress with Becca Klaver and Glenn Freeman

5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner

Wed. July 7

9:30-11 a.m. Workshop part III with Shena McAuliffe and Lily Hoang

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Check-in lunch with the Director

12:30-2:30 p.m. "Literary Publishing part II" with Jay Baron Nicorvo

2:30-3:30 p.m. Advising sessions

4-5 p.m. In Conversation with Visiting Writer Donika Kelly

5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner

6:30 p.m. Reading with Donika Kelly

Thur. July 8

9:30-11 a.m. Craft Talk: Curtis Bauer on syntax

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30-2:00 p.m. Generative Workshop with Steven Dunn

2:30-4 p.m. Reading and Discussion with Visiting Writer Lyz Lenz

4:30-5:30 p.m. "Happy Hour" Open Mic

5:30-6:30 p.m. Closing Dinner

Thur. July 8

Study plans due by Noon