Writers Retreat

Sunday, June 9

Activity and Location

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Michigan Writers Chapbook Reading: Writing House Great Room

(optional event for early arrivals)

Monday, June 10

Activity and Location

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Check-in Registration: Mallory-Towsley Center Lobby

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Optional Campus Tour: Mallory-Towsley Entrance

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Opening Meeting: Writing House Great Room

10:15 a.m. - Noon

Class Session 1: Writing House

 Plot (Makkai) Room 218

 People, Places, Prose (May) Room 204

 Shaping the Raw Material of Family History (McClanahan) Conference Rm 121

 Getting Your Story on the Page (Rice) Room 203

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Presentation: Writing House Great Room

Eric Charles May

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Presentation: Writing House Great Room

Rebecca McClanahan

3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

Optional Social Hour: Writing House Back Patio

Complimentary iced beverages; bring sunglasses!

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Writer-in-Residence Office Hours by Appointment

Anne-Marie Oomen - Room 122

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Break; Writing Time

7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Faculty Readings: Writing House Great Room

Rebecca Makkai & Christine Maul Rice; book sale & signing to follow

8:30 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

Tuesday, June 11

Activity and Location

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Remarks: Writing House Great Room (please don’t skip!)

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Class Session 2: Writing House

 Plot (Makkai) Room 218

 People, Places, Prose (May) Room 204

 Shaping the Raw Material of Family History (McClanahan) Conference Rm 121

 Getting Your Story on the Page (Rice) Room 203

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. - Noon

Class Session 3: Writing House

 Plot (Makkai) Room 218

 People, Places, Prose (May) Room 204

 Shaping the Raw Material of Family History (McClanahan) Conference Rm 121

 Getting Your Story on the Page (Rice) Room 203

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

Writer-in-Residence Fleda Brown, optional themed lunch discussion in Culver Faculty Dining Room. (Purchase meal tickets at Stone Hotel front desk.)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Presentation: Writing House Great Room

Christine Maul Rice

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Presentation: Writing House Great Room

Rebecca Makkai

3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Writer-in-Residence Office Hours by Appointment

Fleda Brown: Room 123

4:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Dinner Break; Writing TIme

7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Faculty Readings: Writing House Great Room

Eric Charles May & Rebecca McClanahan; book sale and signing to follow

8:45 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

Wednesday, June 12

Activity and Location

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Writing Time

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Writer-in-Residence Office Hours by Appointment

Anne-Marie Oomen: Room 122

Fleda Brown: Room 123

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Remarks: Writing House Great Room

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Guest Presentation: Writing House Great Room

  Patricia Ann McNair: “Is It Hot in Here, Or Is It My Writing?”

  A craft talk about character intimacy and sex.

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Class Session 4: Writing House

 Plot (Makkai) Room 218

 People, Places, Prose (May) Room 204

 Shaping the Raw Material of Family History (McClanahan) Conference Rm 121

 Getting Your Story on the Page (Rice) Room 203

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Class Session 5: Writing House

 Plot (Makkai) Room 218

 People, Places, Prose (May) Room 204

 Shaping the Raw Material of Family History (McClanahan) Conference Rm 121

 Getting Your Story on the Page (Rice) Room 203

4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Break

4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Faculty Readings: Writing House Great Room

Katey Schultz, Anne-Marie Oomen, Fleda Brown; book sale & signing to follow

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Writing Time

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Participant/Faculty Buffet Dinner & Scholarship Announcement

Mallory-Towsley Great Room

8:30 p.m.

Class Concludes for Evening

Thursday, June 13

Activity and Location

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Remarks: Writing House Great Room

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Class Session 6: Writing House

 Plot (Makkai) Room 218

 People, Places, Prose (May) Room 204

 Shaping the Raw Material of Family History (McClanahan) Conference Rm 121

 Getting Your Story on the Page (Rice) Room 203

10:30 - 10:45 p.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. - Noon

Class Session 7: Writing House

 Plot (Makkai) Room 218

 People, Places, Prose (May) Room 204

 Shaping the Raw Material of Family History (McClanahan) Conference Rm 121

 Getting Your Story on the Page (Rice) Room 203

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Break; Writing Time

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Remarks: Writing House Great Room

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Participant Reading: Writing House Great Room

Sign up in advance--limited spaces available; Final book sales & signing

4:00 p.m.

Program Conclusion: Optional Off-Campus Happy Hour at Bradley's Pub & Grille*

* On US-31, just south of M-137, Interlochen Golf Club. Join us for appetizers and beverages and a final farewell. Participants will each be responsible for their own food/drink costs.

Please note that this schedule may be subject to change. Participants will be notified of any adjustments.

Complimentary tea and coffee available daily in the Writing House atrium.

*NOTE: For those staying on campus, checkout time is 11am. Please make arrangements with Stone Hotel

staff if you require a late checkout on your departure day. Thank you!

For information about lodging, dining and other campus amenities, please visit:
college.interlochen.org/adultartsinformation