2017 seminar schedule saturday


Saturday, January 14, 2017

The imagination is the power of the mind over the possibilities of things.


8:30 am

Doors open; coffee & continental breakfast available on second floor. 

9:00 am

Theater doors open

9:30-9:40 am

notes & updates

9:40-10:20 am

“Imagination Trumps Ideology: The Civic Uses of Political Fiction”
Thomas Mallon

10:20-11:15 am

“Truth is Stranger than Fiction”
Gail Collins, Joyce Carol Oates, & Calvin Trillin, moderated by Daniel Menaker

11:15-11:35 am

20-minute break

11:35 am-12:20 pm

“Your Duck is My Duck”
A reading by Deborah Eisenberg

12:20-2:05 pm

Lunch break. Book signings with Gail Collins, Deborah Eisenberg, Thomas Mallon

2:05-2:45 pm

“The Impeachment of Impeachment; or, Stories of Power in Andrew Johnson’s ‘America for White Men, by God’”
A talk by Brenda Wineapple

2:45-3:25 pm

“Race, Power, & Law”, Readings in Conversation
Stephen L. Carter & Garrett Epps

3:25-3:45 pm

20-minute break

3:45-4:15 pm

“Mrs. Nixon: Finding Movement in a Still Object (Who wasn’t an Object)”
Ann Beattie

4:15-5:15 pm

“’Most Blessed of the Patriarchs’: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination”
Annette Gordon-Reed & Peter S. Onuf in conversation

5:15 pm—

Afternoon break. Book signings with Ann Beattie, Stephen L. Carter, Garrett Epps, Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf, Brenda Wineapple

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