Event Schedule

(All events are located in the Giant Eagle Auditorium, Baker Hall A51, unless noted.)


October 25, Thursday

12:00 P.M. – Welcome Back (Located 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’s 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, and Clare Drobot. Moderator: Autumn Armega-Finger.

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, and Kai Yu Wu. Moderator: David Gross.


October 27, Saturday 

11:00-12:30 P.M. – “Teaching as Writers” Panel
Featuring Neema Avashia, Allison Seger, Emily Nagin, and 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 and 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.