Kali VanBaale reading at Dragonfly books
Poetry Slam, Elks Club
(Location for both: Downtown Decorah)
3:00pm - 4:00 p.m.
Registration, Center for Faith and Life (CFL)
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: Erik Larson
“The Lost City of Me: Strange Odysseys in Nonfiction Writing”
9:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Book signing with Erik Larson and Festival Reception (cash bar)
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Coffee (CFL)
10:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Bookfair, hosted by Luther College Bookshop
Participants include all featured authors from the festival and small presses and literary journals published in the region.
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
A Plenary Panel: The Limits of Genre
Three writers discuss the ways in which they challenge traditional conventions of writing nonfiction (Erik Larson), fiction (Cass Dalglish), and poetry (Carol Gilbertson).
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break and Book Signings
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Book Signings
1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Coffee Break and Author Signings
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Closing Plenary: Craft Lecture by Bret Anthony Johnston
“Some Things that Will Make Writing Easier, and Some Things that Will Make Writing More Difficult”