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ASU Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton, 2016

Craig Johnson -- This year's featured writer

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The English and Modern Languages Department invite you to attend the 20th ASU Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton, Thursday and Friday, March 3-4, 2016.

Please visit the Conference web page for information about this year's featured writer, Craig Allen Johnson.

This LibGuide highlights selected biographical information and books and available in the Porter Henderson Library or in full text through the databases.

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Conference Schedule / Program

20th Annual Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton

March 3-4, 2016


Unless otherwise noted, all conference sessions are located in the Houston Harte University Center Conference Center on the ASU campus.

Thursday, March 3


9:30-10:45      Welcome and Announcements

A Conversation with Craig Johnson

Hosted by Dr. Mark Jackson, ASU


10:45-11:00     Break and Book Browsing


11:00-12:00    Session One


“A Tribute to Elmer Kelton”

Special Guest Steve Kelton

with Friends of Elmer

Terry Dalrymple, MC


Special Presentation

High School Contest Winners


12:00-2:00       Lunch Break  


2:00-3:15        Session Two  

Carol Reposa (poems)

Ken Hada (poems)

Michelle Hartman (poems)


3:15-3:30         Break and Book Browsing


3:30-4:30        Session Three

Lorretta Walker (poems)

Seth Pace (poems)


7:00-8:00        An Evening with Craig Johnson


Friday, March 4


9:00-9:50        Session Four:  Two Texas Poets Laureate

Alan Birkelbach

Karla Morton


9:50-10:00       Break and Book Browsing


10:00-10:50    Session Five

Paula Starche (fiction)

Charlotte Renk (poems)


10:50-11:00     Break and Book Browsing


11:00-11:50    Session Six     

Consuelo Samarripa (story-telling)

Katharine Hoerth (poems)


12:00-2:00       Lunch


2:00-3:15        Session Seven

Alan Bereka (poems)

Sherry Craven (poems)

Mary Margaret Campbell (essay)


3:15-3:30         Break and Book Browsing


3:30-4:45        Session Eight 

Andrew Geyer (fiction)

Terry Dalrymple (fiction

Jerry Craven (fiction)


Conference Concludes

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