Readings & Lectures (2010)

 

Reading Schedule

Sunday, 25 July 2010
Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus, St. Helena; reading at 7:30.

  • Arthur Sze
  • Michael Byers

Monday, 26 July 2010
Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville; wine reception at 7:30pm, reading at 8.

  • Major Jackson
  • Ron Carlson

Tuesday, 27 July 2010
30th Anniversary Celebration and Reading
Educational Center for the Performing Arts, Napa Valley College Main Campus, Napa
Anniversary Celebration at 6pm with reading thereafter.

  • C.D. Wright
  • Curtis Sittenfeld

Wednesday, 28 July 2010
No reading.

 Thursday, 29 July 2010
Beringer Winery, St. Helena; Wine reception at 7:30pm. Reading at 8.

  • Brenda Hillman
  • Lan Samantha Chang

 

Lecture Schedule

Monday 26 July 2010

  • Poetry — 9–10 am: C.D. Wright, “What is poetry today? A brisk and bushy sketch of models and media into which poetry’s energy has poured new forms”
  • Fiction — 1:30–2:30 pm: Lan Samantha Chang, “Unfold: part two”

Tuesday 27 July 2010

  •  Poetry — 9–10 am: Brenda Hillman, “The six Ss of ecology for writers”
  •   Fiction — 1:30–2:30 pm: Michael Byers, “The metaphysical description, or, how many potatoes makes how much vodka?”

Wednesday 28 July 2010

  • Poetry — 9–10 am: Arthur Sze, “The poetics of emptiness”
  •   Fiction — 1:30–2:30 pm — Ron Carlson, “The girl in the car.” We’ll talk about the process of finding the story by looking at one tender example.

Thursday 29 July 2010

  •   Poetry — 9–10 am: Major Jackson, “Strategies of poetic engagement”
  • Fiction — 1:30–2:30 pm: Curtis Sittenfeld, “Q&A with Curtis Sittenfeld”