schedule

Sunday, January 12, 2020

8:30 am

San Carlos Institute doors open; coffee and continental breakfast available on second floor.

9 am

Theater doors open

9:30-9:40 am

Notes and updates

9:40-10:25 am

Amy Bass:
“City Divided, Team United: A Coach, a Team, and the One Goal That Brought a Town Together”

10:25-10:50 am

Readings by the winners of the 2020 Emerging Writer Awards
Cecelia Joyce Johnson Award: Chase Burke
Scotti Merrill Award: Chloe Firetto-Toomey
Marianne Russo Award: Andrea Rinard

10:50-11:10 am

20-minute break

11:10-11:45 am

Louisa Thomas:
“‘How Did It Feel?’: The Ineffability of Sports”

11:45 am-12:30 pm

Megan Abbott, Gish Jen, Jane Leavy, Joyce Carol Oates, and Lionel Shriver:
“Sports and Fiction”

12:30-12:50 pm

Book signings with Amy Bass and Louisa Thomas

12:30-2:30 pm 

Conch chowder lunch at the Oldest House and Gardens, 322 Duval Street

End of Regular Session.

Sunday Afternoon: Free and Open to the Public

2:00-4:50 pm | doors open at 1:45 pm

(first-come, first-seated) 

2-2:10 pm

Greetings from Arlo Haskell, executive director

2:10-2:30 pm

Kevin Young:
“Aaron, Ali, and Ashe: A Reading”

2:30-3:20 pm

Daniel James Brown:
“Finding Their Swing: The Boys in the Boat as Metaphor for a Generation”

3:20-3:35 pm

15-minute break

3:35-4:20 pm

Buzz Bissinger and Leanne Shapton:
“Longing and Belonging: Teams, Clothes, and Desire”

4:20-4:50 pm

Billy Collins:
“Adventures in Poetry”

4:50-5:15 pm

Book signings with Buzz Bissinger, Daniel James Brown, Billy Collins, Leanne Shapton, and Kevin Young

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