Daily Schedule

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Thursday, July 18

4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.   Check-in

5:00p.m                       Introductions/Welcome from Guild Director B.J. Hollars

5:30p.m.                       Dinner

7:00p.m.                       Keynote Address from Max Garland: “What I Learned On My First

Day” or “Don’t Quit Your Day Job”

8:00p.m.                       CELEBRATE Evening activities: open mic, ping-pong, games,

campfire, etc.

Friday, July 19

7:00a.m.-9:00a.m.      Breakfast (self-service)

6:00a.m.-11:00a.m.   CREATE: Free-writing/reading/preparation

11:00a.m                      Craft Talk featuring Nickolas Butler

12:00p.m                      Lunch

1:00p.m.                       COLLABORATE: Writer-in-residence led workshop/lecture

5:00p.m.                       Free time/Fellowship

6:00pm.                       Dinner

7:00p.m.                       CELEBRATE: A Concert by Eggplant Heroes

8:30p.m.                       Evening activities: open mic, ping-pong, games, campfire, etc.

Saturday, July 20

7:00a.m.-9:00a.m.      Breakfast (self-service)

6:00a.m.-11:00a.m.    CREATE: Free-writing/reading/preparation

11:00a.m.                     Craft Talk featuring Dasha Kelly Hamilton

12:00p.m.                     Group Lunch

1:00p.m.                       COLLABORATE: Writer-in-residence led workshop/lecture

4:30p.m.                       Free time/Fellowship 

5:30p.m.                       Dinner

7:30p.m.                       CELEBRATE: The Priory Celebratory Reading at the Pablo Center at the Confluence (transportation provided

courtesy of Student Transit Bus)

8:30p.m.                       A visit to downtown Eau Claire establishments (transportation

provided courtesy of Student Transit Bus)

Options include:

  1. The Lakely (live jazz & drinks at 516 Galloway Street)

  2.   Brewing Projekt (locally brewed beer at 1807 N. Oxford Avenue)

  3. 200 Main (Art Gallery/Wine Bar + Open Mic for participants at 200 Main St.)

Note: There are three options for returning to The Priory Saturday evening:

  1.    Return on the bus directly following the Pablo reading

  2. Return on the bus later in the evening, either from The Lakely at 11:35 or Brewing Projekt at 11:40. The bus will not stop at 200 Main, which is just a 10-minute walk from the Lakely. 

  3. Uber or Lyft on demand.

Sunday, July 21

7:00a.m.-9:00a.m.     Breakfast (self-service)

6:00a.m.-9:00a.m.    CREATE: Free-writing/reading/preparation

9:00a.m.                       COLLABORATE: Writer-in-residence led workshop/lecture

11:00a.m.                     Craft Talk featuring David McGlynn

12:00p.m.                     Group Lunch

1:00p.m.                       Packing/Fond Farewells         

2:00p.m.                       Check-out