Readings & Lectures (2012)

Sunday, 22 July 2012
Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus, 1088 College Ave., St. Helena | Map
Reading at 7:30 p.m.

  • Forrest Gander
  • Kevin Brockmeier

Monday, 23 July 2012
Merryvale Vineyards, 1000 Main St., St. Helena| Map
Wine reception at 7:30 p.m., reading at 8

  • Arthur Sze
  • Ron Carlson

Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Robert Mondavi Winery, 7801 St. Helena Highway (Highway 29), Oakville | Map
Wine reception at 7:30 p.m., reading at 8

  • Brenda Hillman
  • Lan Samantha Chang

Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Educational Center for the Performing Arts, Napa Valley College Main Campus, Napa| Map and Campus Map
Wine reception at 6:30 p.m., reading at 7

  • Eavan Boland
  • Tayari Jones

Thursday, 26 July 2012
No reading.

Lecture Schedule

All lectures take place at the Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus, 1088 College Ave., St. Helena. | Map

Monday, 23 July 2012

  • Poetry — 9–10 a.m.: Eavan Boland, “The Political Poem and its Pronouns”
  • Fiction — 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Lan Samantha Chang, “Uncertainties, Mysteries, Doubts: Keats’s Negative Capability and ‘The Beggar Maid’”
  • Special Guest Reading — 3:00-3:45 p.m.: Poet Carol Moldaw (Free and open to the public)

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

  • Poetry — 9–10 a.m.: Forrest Gander, “Ecological Poetics and Internationalism”
  • Fiction — 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Ron Carlson, “Blue Heart: The Story of a Story”

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

  • Poetry — 9–10 a.m.: Arthur Sze, “Circles”
  • Fiction — 1:30–2:30 p.m. — Kevin Brockmeier, “On Fantasy and Prophecy”
  • Participant Reading — 2:45-4:15 p.m. (Free and open to the public)

Thursday, 26 July 2012

  • Poetry — 9–10 a.m.: Brenda Hillman, “Six Questions to End With”
  • Fiction — 1:30–2:30 p.m.: Tayari Jones, “Tales from the Kidscape: The Art of the Coming-of-Age Story”