Saturday, November 21

9:00-10:00 am: Youth Poetry Workshop with Quartez Harris

  •  Quartez Harris

10:15-11:15 am: Justice and Inclusiveness of Vision in the Modern Southern Periodical: Editors' Roundtable Discussion from the Oxford American, Bitter Southerner, and Scalawag

  • Maurice Carlos Ruffin--moderator
  • Lovey Cooper
  • Josina Guess
  • Eliza Borné

11:15 am-12:15 pm:  Literature and Libations

  • Andy Borbely

12:30-1:15 pm: Mid-Day Music:  Robin Barnes

1:30-2:30 pm: Picturing New Orleans

  • Cheryl Gerber
  • Leigh Wright
  • Polo Silk

2:45-3:45 pm: Reimagining Memory:  Historical and Fantasy Fiction

  •  Candice Detillier-Huber--Moderator
  •  Marita Crandall
  •  Alys Arden
  •  Daniel José Older

4:00-5:00 pm: Heartbreak, or Research?  Poets on the Writing Process

  •  Stacey Balkun--moderator and curator
  •  Elizabeth Gross
  •  Melinda Palacio
  •  Skye Jackson
  • Aimee Nezhukumatathil
  •  Rebecca Morgan Frank

5:15-6:15 pm: Mystery in Motion:  African American Spirituality in Mardi Gras

  •  Kim Vaz-Deville--moderator and curator
  •  The Divine Prince Ty Emmecca
  •  Peteh M. Haroon
  • Chief Shaka Zulu

6:30 pm: An Evening with John Warner Smith

  •  Christopher Louis Romaguera
  •  John Warner Smith