2017 Schedule of Events

Thanks to generous support from the Ohio Arts Council, our evening readings and afternoon craft seminars are free and open to the public. These events are marked in bold below. 

Please note that the schedule of events is subject to change. At this point it is a work in progress. Additional details will be added as we approach July. Questions may be sent to mfa@ashland.edu, or call 419.289.5098,  

Saturday, July 15

2-6 p.m. Check-In (Student Center)
6 p.m. All-Program Dinner and Reception (Myers Convocation Center - Trustee's Room)
  6-6:30 p.m. Appetizers and Cash Bar
  6:30-6:45 p.m. Residency Welcome and Introductions
  7:00 p.m. Dinner

Sunday, July 16

9-11 a.m. Faculty or Genre meetings (tba)
9a.m. - 12p.m. Commuter and Late Arrival Check-in
10-12 a.m. New Student Orientation (Dauch 105)
1-2 p.m. Campus Tour (optional) 
2-2:30 p.m. Welcome to Residency
2:30-3:30 p.m. Craft Seminar: Workshopping Basics 
2:30-3:30 p.m. 503 Meeting 
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner (Accent Room)
7 p.m. Visiting Writer Reading: Terry Tempest Williams

Monday, July 17

9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session I
10:45-11:45 a.m. Terry Tempest Williams visits cnf classrooms
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. Visiting Writer Craft Seminar: Terry Tempest Williams
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
7-8 p.m. Faculty Reading tba

Tuesday, July 18

9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session I
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Faculty Craft Seminar: tba
3:00-4:00 p.m. Student Blackboard Orientation
4:00-5:00 p.m. Faculty Blackboard Orientation
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner (Accent Room)
7-8 p.m. Faculty Reading: tba

Wednesday, July 19

9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session I
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Faculty Craft Seminar: tba
2:45-3:30 p.m Thesis Defense Session 1
3:30-4:15 p.m. Thesis Defense Session 2
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner (Accent Room)
7 p.m. Visiting Writer in Fiction Reading:  Rebecca Makkai

Thursday, July 20

9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session I
10:45-11:45 a.m. Rebecca Makkai visits cnf classrooms
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. Visiting Writer in Fiction Craft Seminar:  Rebecca Makkai
3:30-4:15 p.m. Thesis Defense Session 3
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner (Accent Room)
7 p.m. Faculty Reading: tba
9 p.m. Student Open-Mic

Friday, July 21

9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session I
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Craft Seminar: tba
2:45-3:30 p.m. ENG 502 Meeting (optional for 501 students)
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner (Accent Room)
7 p.m. Visiting Editor Reading:  tba

Saturday, July 22

10-12 p.m. Visiting Editor Panel: tba
12-1 p.m. Lunch 
Free Time and Dinner on Your Own

Sunday, July 23

10-12 a.m. Faculty Meeting
10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Panel Presentation
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Alumni Panel Presentation
4:30-6:30 p.m.  Reception and Light Meal
7 p.m. Alumni Reading

Monday, July 24

9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session II
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Craft Seminar: tba
2:40-3:30 p.m. Thesis Defense Session
3:30-4:15 p.m. Thesis Defense Session
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner 
7 p.m. Visiting Writer in Poetry Reading: Dexter L. Booth

Tuesday, July 25

9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session II
10:45-11:45 a.m. Dexter L. Booth visits poetry classroom
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. Poetry Visiting Writer Craft Seminar: Dexter L. Booth
2:45-3:30 p.m. Thesis Defense Session
3:30-4:15 p.m. Thesis Defense Session
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Faculty Reading: tba
9 p.m. Open Mic Night

Wednesday, July 26

9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session II
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Craft Seminar: tba
2:45-3:30 p.m. Thesis Defense Sessions
3:30-4:15 p.m. Thesis Defense Session
4:15-5:15 p.m. Director's Open Chat with Students
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Faculty Reading: tba

Thursday, July 27

9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session II
12-1 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Graduating Student Reading
2:30-3:30 Group Photo Session
4:00-5:00 Director's Open Chat with Faculty 
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Graduation Celebration

Friday, July 28

9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session II
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Graduating Student Reading
2:30-3 p.m. ENG 503 Student Meeting (optional for 501 and 502 students)
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:45-? End of Residency Social Gathering

Saturday, July 29

8-11 a.m. Check-Out (Schar Lobby)

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