2019 Summer Residency Schedule

Sunday, July 21 – Friday, August 2, 2019

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. All events are handicap accessible.

All thesis defenses are closed to all but the defending student, the defense committee, and an administrator.

Additional details will be added as we get closer to July. Please note that the schedule of events is subject to change. However, we will not change arrival or departure times for the group.

Sunday, July 21

2-6 p.m. Faculty Check-In Senior Apartments
6:30 p.m. Faculty Dinner

Monday, July 22

9 a.m.-12 p.m. Faculty Check-in Student Center
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Student Check-in Student Center Lobby
1:30 p.m. Wal-Mart, Buehler’s Trip Meet at Student Center
1:30-3:30p.m. Faculty Meeting Dauch 116
3-4 p.m. Campus Tour (optional) Meet at Student Center
4-5 p.m. New Student Orientation Dauch 116
4:30-5:30 p.m. Graduating Student Meeting/Thesis Prep Dauch 105
6 -8 p.m. All-Program Dinner and Reception Heritage Room
6-6:30 p.m. - Appetizers and cash bar
6:30-6:45 p.m. - Summer Residency Welcome and Introductions
7 p.m. - Dinner served by table
8:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Julie Cyburt Dauch 100

Tuesday, July 23

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee! Dauch 115
8:30 a.m. Commuter and Late Arrival Check-in Dauch Lobby
9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session I Dauch classrooms
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lower Convo Dining Hall
1:30-3 p.m. Craft Seminar: Michael Spurgeon, “The Art of Saying That Which Cannot Be Said: The Paradoxical Distances Between Words and the World” Dauch 105
3:30-4:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Laura English Dauch 100
4:30-5:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Jeffrey Knorr Dauch 100
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner Accent Room
7 p.m. Guest Reading: Justin Phillip Reed
Schar 138
8:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Bethany Gustavsen Dauch 100

Wednesday, July 24

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee! Dauch 115
9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session I Dauch classrooms
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lower Convo
1:30-3 p.m. Craft Seminar: Justin Phillip Reed, “Monster-Making as Confessional Practice” Dauch 105
3:30-4:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Renee Beck Dauch 100
4:30-5:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Doug Talley Dauch 100
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner  Accent Room
7 p.m. Guest Reading: Dan Chaon Schar 138
8:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Eileen O’Leary Dauch 100

Thursday, July 25

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee! Dauch 115
9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session I Dauch classrooms
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lower Convo
1:30-3 p.m. Craft Seminar: Dan Chaon, “Strategies for Writing Dialog” Dauch 105
3:30-4:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Brian Kuhn Dauch 100
4:30-5:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Sarah Battilana Dauch 100
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner Accent Room
7 p.m. Reading
Faculty: Michael Spurgeon, Kelly Sundberg
Students: Laura English, Jeff Knorr, Bethany Gustavsen
Schar 138

Friday, July 26

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee! Dauch 115
9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session I Dauch classrooms
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lower Convo
1:30-3 p.m. Alumni Panel: Life After the MFA (with Kristin Ryan, Jason Gaidis, Amanda Rush, Ashley Bethard, moderated by David Baxley) Schar 138
3:30-4:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: George Gladden Dauch 100
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner Accent Room
7 p.m. Reading
Faculty: Sandra Simonds, Brian Conn
Students: Doug Talley, Renee Beck, Brian Kuhn
Schar 138

Saturday, July 27

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee! Dauch 115
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lower Convo Dining Hall
1:30-3 p.m. Publishing Panel (with Eric Obenauf, Mary Biddinger, Hilary Plum, Cassie Donish, Kelly Caldwell, moderated by Paige Webb) Schar 138
3-6 p.m. Visiting Editor Meetings
7:30 p.m. Social Event: Fried Food and Libations Meltdown O’Bryan’s Pub

Sunday, July 28

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee! Dauch 115
9-12 p.m. Visiting Editor Meetings
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lower Convo
1-5 p.m. Trip to Cleveland Museum of Art (optional, but you should come) Meet at Schar lobby
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner Accent Room
7 p.m. Open Mic: Student & Alumni Reading Dauch 115

Monday, July 29

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee! Dauch 115
9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session II Dauch classrooms
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lower Convo
1:30-3 p.m. Craft Classes
Fiction: Brian Conn & Sarah Monette, “From Idea to Detail: Making World and Character into Story” Dauch 240
CNF: Lauren Markham, “Finding Structure, or How Do I Fit All These Pieces Into One Cohesive Whole?” Dauch 243
Poetry: Sandra Simonds, “The Long Poem: Utopias, Dystopias and Atopias” Dauch 246
3:30-4:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Arlena Lockard Dauch 100
4:30-5:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Andrew Rosser Dauch 100
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner Accent Room
7 p.m. Guest Reading: Hanif Abdurraqib Schar 138

Tuesday, July 30

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee! Dauch 115
9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session II Dauch classrooms
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lower Convo
1:30-3 p.m. Craft Seminar: Hanif Abdurraqib, "Language As An Instrument" Dauch 105
3:30-4:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Steph Greegor Dauch 100
4:30-5:30 p.m. Thesis Defense: Kristi Schirtzinger Dauch 100
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner Accent Room
7 p.m. Reading
Faculty: Lauren Markham, Nayomi Munaweera
Students: Andrew Rosser, George Gladden, Sarah Battilana
Schar 138

Wednesday, July 31

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee! Dauch 115
9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session II Dauch classrooms
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lower Convo
1:30-3 p.m. Craft Classes
Fiction: Naomi Williams & Nayomi Munaweera, “Apply Yourself: Tips for Going After Grants, Fellowships, & Residencies” Dauch 240
CNF: Kelly Sundberg, "Language-Driven Lyricism: The Art and Shape of the Lyric Essay." Dauch 243
Poetry: Dexter Booth, “Whittling Bone II: More Tips for Revising and Reshaping a Poem” Dauch 246
3:30-4:30 p.m. Faculty Debrief Dauch 100
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner Accent Room
7 p.m. Reading
Faculty & Staff: Dexter Booth, Paige Webb
Students: Eileen O’Leary, Steph Greegor, Kristi Schirtzinger
Schar 138

Thursday, August 1

8:15-9 a.m. Coffee! Dauch 115
9-11:45 a.m. Writing Workshop Session II Dauch classrooms
12-1 p.m. Lunch Lower Convo
1:30-3 p.m. Reading
Faculty: Naomi Williams, Sarah Monette
Students: Arlena Lockard, Julie Cyburt
Schar 138
4-5 p.m. Director’s Open Chat with Students Dauch 105
5:30-6:30 p.m. Dinner Accent Room
7-9 p.m. Graduation Celebration (Lauren Markham speaker) Faculty Room
8:30 p.m. - hors d'oeuvres & wine

Friday, August 2

8-12 p.m. Check out Student Center Lobby