Wyoming Arts Council

Schedule announced for 23rd annual Casper College Literary Conference Oct. 8-10

The schedule has been announced for the Casper College Literary Conference from Oct. 8-10. Writing workshops will be conducted by Tim Sandlin, William Powers, Linda Hasselstrom and Greg Pape. Fee is $60 per workshop. Free events include evening talks on Thursday and Friday, the annual Wyoming Arts Council creative writing fellowship reading and chili feed at noon on Saturday at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse, and a Saturday night poetry slam at Metro Coffee Company in downtown Casper.

For more information on the conference, contact Terry Rasmussen in the Casper College English Dept., 307-268-2480.

Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday, October 8

2-5 p.m.: Start and Finish Your Novel,” fiction workshop with Jackson novelist Tim Sandlin, CC Rm. CE 207

2-5 p.m.: “Writing to See, and Seeing to Write,” nonfiction workshop with South Dakota essayist and poet Linda Hasselstrom, CC Rm. CE 210

7:30 p.m.: Free Public Talk, FA 308 (Durham Hall) “On Becoming a Writer,” by globe-trotting journalist and author William Powers

Friday, October 9

9 a.m.-noon: “Writing for Change,” nonfiction workshop with William Powers, CC Rm. CE 217

9 a.m.-noon: “Poetry and the Repeated Encounter with Particulars,” workshop with Montana Poet Laureate Greg Pape, Roberts Commons Ballroom

2-5 p.m.: “Start and Finish Your Novel,” workshop (cont.) with Tim Sandlin, CE 207

2-5 p.m.: “Writing to See, and Seeing to Write,” workshop (cont.) with Linda Hasselstrom, CE 210

7:30 p.m.: Free Public Talks, FA 308 (Durham Hall) — “The Despair of Writing Humor,” Tim Sandlin; “Mulch: How I Became a Writer,” Linda Hasselstrom

Saturday, October 10

9 a.m.-noon: “From Seed to Sale: The Art and Business of Writing and Publishing,” workshop (cont.) with William Powers, CE 217

9 a.m.-noon: Poetry workshop (cont.) with Greg Pape, CE 207 (note room change from Friday)

Noon: Free chili lunch for all conference attendees at Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 4205 Ft. Caspar Rd., featuring Rainier Schwarzkopf on classical guitar.

1:30 p.m.: Greg Pape and Wyoming Arts Council creative writing fellowship readings. Introduction by Mike Shay, WAC individual artists program specialist.

9 p.m.: Poetry slam (prose readings, music, and other creative acts also welcome). Emceed by George Vlastos, Metro Coffee Company, 241 S. David.

For more info on registration, contact Ann Dalton, Casper College, 307-268-2085.

Conference info will be up on the Casper College web site next week. Look on these pages for more info.

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