Sewanee Writers’ Conference 2017

Readings and Lectures

Although workshops are limited to Conference participants, the following lectures and readings are open to the public and free to attend. These events will be held in the Cushman Room of the Bairnwick Women’s Center on Mississippi Avenue, one block south of University Avenue, on the campus of the University of the South.​ ​Authors’ books are available at the University Book & Supply Store.

Tuesday, Jul. 18, 2017

8:15 PM

Christine Schutt
Fiction Reading

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

10:00 AM

Millicent Bennett, Barbara Epler, Parneshia Jones, Kathy Pories, Liz Van Hoose
Publishing Panel

11:00 AM

Mark Jarman
Poetry Lecture

4:15 PM

B.H. Fairchild
Poetry Reading

8:15 PM

Alice McDermott
Fiction Reading

Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017

9:00 AM

Mia Alvar, Lisa Fay Coutley, Lee Clay Johnson
Fellows Reading

10:00 AM

Anna Lena Phillips Bell, Mary Flinn, Allison Joseph, Adam Ross, David Yezzi
Editing Panel

11:00 AM

Margot Livesey
Fiction Lecture

4:15 PM

Jeffery Renard Allen
Fiction Reading

8:15 PM

Naomi Iizuka
Playwriting Reading

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

9:00 AM

Norris Eppes, Gwen E. Kirby, Adam Vines
Staff Reading

10:00 AM

Gary Fisketjon and Elisabeth Schmitz
Publishing Panel

11:00 AM

Gail Hochman
Agent Q&A

4:15 PM

Allan Gurganus
Fiction Reading

8:15 PM

Mary Jo Salter
Poetry Reading

Saturday, Jul. 22, 2017

9:00 AM

Jericho Brown, Jeffrey Condran, Courtney Meaker
Fellows Reading

10:00 AM

Valerie Borchardt and Mike Levine
Agent/Editor Panel

11:00 AM

Charles Martin
Poetry Lecture

4:15 PM

A.E. Stallings
Poetry Reading

8:15 PM

Tim O’Brien
Fiction Reading

Sunday, Jul. 23, 2017

11:00 AM

Tim O’Brien
Fiction Lecture

2:45 PM

Austin Allen, Dana Cann, Sarah Green, Amy Rowland
Fellows Reading 

4:15 PM

Ken Weitzman
Playwriting Reading

8:15 PM

Maurice Manning
Poetry Reading

Monday, Jul. 24, 2017

9:00 AM

Hastings Hensel, Kate Jayroe, Ananda Lima
Staff Reading

10:00 AM

MaryKatherine Callaway, David Scott Cunningham, Wyatt Prunty, Michael Wiegers
Publishing Panel

11:00 AM

Richard Bausch
Fiction Lecture

4:15 PM

Margot Livesey
Fiction Reading

8:15 PM

Dan O’Brien
Playwriting Reading

Tuesday, Jul. 25, 2017

9:00 AM

Bryan Hurt, Anne Valente, Chelsea Woodard
Fellows Reading

10:00 AM

Glenn Blake, George David Clark, Speer Morgan, Philip Terzian, Robert Wilson
Editing Panel

11:00 AM

Maurice Manning
Poetry Lecture

4:15 PM

Charles Martin
Poetry Reading

8:15 PM

Randall Kenan
Fiction Reading

Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2017

9:00 AM

Brittany K. Allen, Jonathan Bohr Heinen, Bea Troxel
Staff Reading

10:00 AM

Christine Schutt
Fiction Lecture

11:00 AM

Dan O’Brien
Playwriting Lecture

4:15 PM

Mark Jarman
Poetry Reading

8:15 PM

Richard Bausch
Fiction Reading

Thursday, Jul. 27, 2017

9:00 AM

Adam Latham, Nathaniel Nelson, Megan Roberts
Staff Readings

10:00 AM

Erik Ekstrand, Rachel Hall, David Jacobi
Fellows Reading

11:00 AM

Randall Kenan
Fiction Lecture

4:15 PM

Adrianne Harun
Fiction Reading

8:15 PM

Marilyn Nelson
Poetry Reading

Friday, Jul. 28, 2017

9:00 AM

Paulette Boudreaux, David Eye, Julie Funderburk
Fellows Reading

10:00 AM

Jin Auh, Michelle Brower, Renée Zuckerbrot
Agents Panel

11:00 AM

A.E. Stallings
Poetry Lecture

4:15 PM

Wyatt Prunty
Poetry Reading

8:15 PM

Steve Yarbrough
Fiction Reading

Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017

2:00 PM

Amina Gautier, Dan Groves, Chris Poole
Staff Reading

3:00 PM

EJ Levy, Michael Shewmaker, Hasanthika Sirisena
Fellows Reading

4:15 PM

Sidney Wade
Poetry Reading

8:15 PM

Jill McCorkle
Fiction Reading