Conference Schedule At A Glance

 

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Thu, JULY 20

6–9pm

Real Women Have Words
Special Pre-Conference VIP Event–Fundraiser with our friends at the Roosevelt Library

Fri, July 21

3–7:30pm

Conference Registration, Mango’s Terrace (Hotel Lobby)

5-7:30pm

Welcome Reception, Mango’s Terrace (Hotel Lobby)
Free and Open to the Public
Cash Bar and light fare, Spoken Word performance by Diamond Mason

9-11pm

Viva Tacoland Reading, 103 W Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Free and Open to the Public
Readings by conference panelists and attendees in a relaxed, beer garden setting.
Spoken Word Artist Christopher “Rooster” Martínez emcees.


Sat, July 22

7am

Registration opens (Hotel Lobby)

7:30am

Coffee and light breakfast fare (La Habana Room)

8-8:50am

Keynote Address by Pablo Miguel Martínez (La Habana Room)
Change is As Change Does: The Macro and the Micro of It

9am-12:30pm

Writing Workshops, see schedule

9am-12:30pm

Panels, see schedule

10am-5pm

Book Fair, Mango’s Terrace (Hotel Lobby)

12:30-1:30pm

Networking Lunch (La Habana Room)
Clay Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Kirkus Media, guest speaker
Boxed lunches and beverages provided for attendees enrolled for full conference.

1:45-5:15pm

Panels, see schedule

2-5pm

Mango’s Terrace Readings (Hotel Lobby)
A relaxed reading featuring conference panelists/attendees

7-10pm

Saturday Evening Reading & Reception
El Centro de Artes at Historic Market Square, 101 S Santa Rosa Ave, San Antonio, TX 78207
Free and Open to the Public
Featured readings by Brian Turner, Patricia Spears Jones, Helena María Viramontes and Octavio Quintanilla.
Reception and cash bar. Live music by Miguel Angel Garza.


Sun, July 23

7:30am

Registration opens (Hotel Lobby)

8-8:50am

Coffee Station opens (La Habana)

9am-12:30pm, 9:30-1pm

Writing Workshops, see schedule

9am-12:30pm

Panels, see schedule

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch break. Sandwiches and Salads available through Mango’s Terrace Expresso’s Café.

1:45-4pm

Panels, see schedule

4:15-5:15pm

Closing Speaker/Panel: Moderated by Tom Payton, Director of Trinity University Press
“Writers without Readers: How Can We Build a Better City for the Written Word?”

5:15-6:30pm

Closing Reception in Tiki Bar (Hotel Lobby)

Cash Bar, Light Snacks, Mingle with our visiting writers and conference attendees one last time!

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