FEstival Schedule

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Festival Schedule

April 21 – 23, 2022

Most events will take place in the Fant Memorial Library: Session A events in the library’s tiered classroom, and Session B events in the GPG. The Keynote Address will take place Friday in the Whitfield-Rent Auditorium. Scroll down for a list of hotels.

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Thursday, April 21

Registration and Check-in

Fant Memorial Library

Brandy T. Wilson & T.K. Lee, Hosts
Welcome Address

Alec Hawkins, Thomas Richardson, Kyla Hanington, Exodus Brownlow
Spaces of Creation: Facilitating Collaboration Within Communities Through Writing

Fant Memorial Library

on your own

Dilettanti Release Party and Open Mic Night Social with SLF Literary Journal Undergraduate Writing Competition Winners Showcase

Fant Courtyard

Friday, April 22

Registration and Check-in with All-Day Festival Bookfair

Fant Memorial Library

Session A
Fiction: Michael Kardos
Writing Suspense

Tiered Classroom, Fant Memorial Library

Session B
Creative Nonfiction: Ellen Ann Fentress
The Academy Stories: Your School Story Is Essential History

GPG, Fant Memorial Library

Session A
Drama: Susan-Sojourna Collier
From the Page to the Stage: The Basics of Dramatic Writing

Tiered Classroom, Fant Memorial Library

Session B
CNF Winners Reading

GPG, Fant Memorial Library

on your own

Executive Committee Meeting, Location TBA

Session A
Fiction: Mary Miller
Good Mystery: Writing Engaging Fiction

Tiered Classroom, Fant Memorial Library

Session B
Drama Winners Reading

GPG, Fant Memorial Library

Session A
Poetry: C.T. Salazar
The Queer Southern Line in the 21st Century

Tiered Classroom, Fant Memorial Library

Session B
Formal Essay Winners Reading

GPG, Fant Memorial Library

Session A
Fiction: Becky Hagenston
Where to Begin: Starting a Story as a Structural Imitation

Tiered Classroom, Fant Memorial Library

Session B
Poetry Winners Reading

GPG, Fant Memorial Library

on your own

Ashley M. Jones
Keynote Address

Q&A after with
Dr. Kendall Dunkelberg

(Book Signing to follow)

GPG, Fant Memorial Library

Saturday, April 23

Session A
Poetry Panel: C.T. Salazar, Jacqueline Trimble, Thomas Richardson
Writing from the South: Three Poets and Their Process

Tiered Classroom, Fant Memorial Library

Session B
Fiction Winners Reading

GPG, Fant Memorial Library

Friendly City Books Coffee Social & Send-Off

118 N. 5th Street, Columbus, MS 39701

HOTELS

Hyatt Place Columbus (recommended)
101 Hospital Dr. / Columbus, MS 39701
+1 662-370-1800

Fairfield Inn Columbus (recommended)
2011 6th St N / Columbus, MS 39701
+1 866-430-2692

Hampton Inn & Suites
1915 6th Street North / Columbus, MS 39701
+1 662-245-1085

Courtyard by Marriott
1995 6th St N / Columbus, MS 39701
+1 662-245-1540

Holiday Inn Express
2000 6th Street North / Columbus, MS 39701
+1 662-245-6133