CMU Creative Writing Program 50th Anniversary
Schedule of Events: Thursday, October 25 - Saturday, October 27
Carnegie Mellon University's Creative Writing Program in the Department of English invites you to return to campus for a 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.
4:00 P.M. - Fiction & Poetry Reading: Featuring Tom Sweterlitsch, David Koehn, and 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, Allison Seger, Erin Tocknell. Moderator: Jane McCafferty.
12:00 P.M. - "What Are You Up To?" Social & Book Signing
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.
Event locations are
Baker Hall 260 and Baker Hall 136 A - Adamson Wing, 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.