2017 Schedule



Saturday, February 4

9:30 AM: Breaking In with Recent Harvard Alumni

Hoping to see your work in print? Recent Harvard alumni share their tips and tricks for getting your writing out there. Panel to feature alumni Lucy Ives '03, Molly Roberts '16, Weike Wang '11, and Sorrel Westbrook '14 in conversation with Bret A. Johnston, Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser Director of Creative Writing at Harvard University.

12:00 PM: What We Write About When We Write About Food

In this lecture and workshop, you can have your lunch and write about it, too. Carla Martin, social anthropologist, Harvard lecturer, and Founding Director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute, leads you to appreciate the history, culture, production, and layers of sensory experience contained in chocolate - inviting you to sample, and guiding you to write about, everything from the raw cacao fruit to the most refined truffles.

*** A catered lunch will be served. This event is not ticketed, however, space is limited.

2:45 PM: Writing at Harvard

Harvard Creative Writing faculty members Sam Marks, Mark Jude Poirier, and Laura M. van den Berg discuss their writing lives and practices in and out of workshop with undergraduate writers.

4:15 PM: History as a Source of Hope: Reading, Writing & Resistance

In a "post-truth era," when values of intolerance and extremism are on the rise, what role can writing play in calling us to our better natures - and in inspiring moral engagement? Join James Carroll and Richard Parker in a conversation addressing these questions. James Carroll, a journalist, novelist, and historian, has been one of the most important voices calling the Catholic Church to account for its history of anti-Semitism; his eleven novels and eight books of nonfiction include the National Book Award-winning An American Requiem. Richard Parker, Harvard Kennedy School lecturer on religion and politics, is the founding publisher of Mother Jones, chair of the editorial board of The Nation, biographer of John Kenneth Galbraith, and author of The Myth of the Middle Class.




Saturday, February 4

11:00 AM 
Fiction Writing with Anne Bernays

Author and Editor Anne Bernays leads a fiction workshop for those writers hoping to create short stories or novels.


1:30 PM 
Writing for Television with David Madden

Learn about the craft of screenwriting and television production from Fox Entertainment President David Madden.