UC Merced’s Annual Creative Writing Conference

What: UC Merced’s Annual Creative Writing Conference
When: Saturday, April 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (includes free lunch)
Where: Kolligian Library and COB classrooms (more information on exact location later)

The UC Merced Annual Creative Writing Conference provides an opportunity for creative writers of all levels of experience and ability to meet, practice working on their craft, receive feedback from creative writing faculty as well as peers, and share work in a brief reading near the end of the conference (this last part is optional). We will have guest readers as well. They are Rachel Starnes and Carole Firstman, whose memoirs are coming out this summer. Check them out athttp://rachelstarnes.com/ anhttps://carole-firstman.com/. Student writers and faculty from Merced College and Modesto Junior College will join us.

Each student writer will have a chance to participate in a workshop of his or her choice. Available workshops include poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and playwriting.

General Schedule:
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Begin to gather in COB. Coffee and breakfast pastries provided
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: introduction to the event
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: participate in a workshop of your choice
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: Kolligian Library Green Room (KL 355): free lunch, plus extra time to work on revising the draft you produced during the workshop
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: A chance to read your work to the everyone involved in the conference (again, this is optional)
2:00-3:30 p.m.: guest readers and exit survey (event feedback)

For more information on the event, please contact Merritt Writing Program faculty member and conference coordinator Andrea Mele at amele2@ucmerced.edu

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