2017 seminar schedule friday


Friday, January 13, 2017

I know how power works, it has worked on me.


8:30 am

Doors open; coffee & continental breakfast available on second floor

9:00 am

Theater doors open

9:30-9:40 am

Greetings from the president of the San Carlos Institute, Rafael A. Peñalver 

9:40-9:45 am

A welcome from Carey Winfrey, committee chairman for “Revealing Power” 

9:45-10:35 am

“Power & Subjectivity”
Teju Cole


“Historical Fiction in the Post-Factual World”
Joe Klein, Thomas Mallon, & Curtis Sittenfeld in conversation, moderated by Garrett Epps

11:30-11:50 am

20-minute break

11:50 am-12:30 pm

“Politics, Poetry, and War”
Billy Collins

12:30-2:15 pm

Lunch break. Book signings with Teju Cole, Billy Collins, Curtis Sittenfeld

2:15-3:05 pm

“Being a Fiction Writer at the End of Empire”
Deborah Eisenberg & Rachel Kushner in conversation, moderated by Cynthia Crossen

3:05-3:50 pm

“A Book of American Martyrs”
A reading by Joyce Carol Oates

3:50-4:10 pm

20-minute break

4:10-5:10 pm

“The Rhinoceros, the Kochtopus, and the Elephant in the Room”
Teju Cole, Jane Mayer, & George Saunders in conversation, moderated by Daniel Menaker


End of day. Book signings with Rachel Kushner, Jane Mayer, Joyce Carol Oates

All onstage events and signings take place at the San Carlos Institute, 516 Duval Street.