CMU Creative Writing Program 50th Anniversary
Schedule of Events: Thursday, October 25 - Saturday, October 27
One of the oldest programs of its kind in the country, Carnegie Mellon University's Creative Writing Program in the Department of English invites you to return to campus to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We hope you join us for our series of panel discussions, opportunities to meet current students and reconnect with classmates and professors and, of course, a party.
October 25, Thursday:
12:00 P.M. - Welcome Back: Location in “The Glad,” 260 Baker Hall
Come say hello. We'd love to take your photo and see what you've been doing since you left us.
2:00 P.M. - Tours of Campus: What Hasn't Changed?
5:30 P.M.* - Publishing Panel: Featuring Michael Szczerban, John Biggs, Becky Kraemer, Matthew Kopel.
7:00 P.M. - Hilary Masters Cocktail Party (Made possible by the Hilary Masters' Memorial Fund)
October 26, Friday:
12:00-1:30 P.M. - President’s Inauguration All Campus Picnic: Located on THE CUT.
2:00 P.M. - "What Can't You Do With A Creative Writing Degree?" Panel: Featuring Laura Leigh Morris, Sarah Cypher, Meagan Ciesla, Clare Drobot. Moderator: Autumn Armega-Finger.
4:00 P.M. - Fiction & Poetry Reading: Featuring Tom Sweterlitsch, David Koehn, Sarah Smith.
6:00 P.M. - Light Snacks: Location in “The Glad,” 260 Baker Hall
7:30 P.M. - Hollywood Panel: Featuring Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Laura Harkcom, Kai Yu Wu. Moderator: David Gross.
October 27, Saturday:
11:00-12:30 P.M. - “Teaching as Writers” Panel: Featuring Neema Avashia, Emily Nagin, Allison Seger, Erin Tocknell. Moderator: Jane McCafferty.
12:00 P.M. - "What Are You Up To?" Social & Book Signing (Catered by Spice Island Tea House)
2:00-3:30 P.M. - “Drag Queens and Political Junkies: The Unexpected Life of Nonfiction” Panel: Featuring Elyssa Goodman, Michael Gartland. Moderator: Jane Bernstein.
5:00 P.M. - Keynote Speakers Address: Featuring Elizabeth Currid-Halkett and Javier Grillo-Marxuach.
7:00 P.M. - Closing Party: Hosted by Sharon Dilworth, location at 5811 Howe Street, in Shadyside.
Events are located
in Baker Hall - Giant Eagle Auditorium, Lower Level, unless noted.
We invite you to tag favorite moments on social media:
Lodging reservation block is available
at Hotel Indigo, East Liberty location.
Please contact Sharon Dilworth at SD20@andrew.cmu.edu with any questions.
* Previous versions of this schedule had listed the October 25 Publishing Panel at 4:30pm.