Event Schedule

Schedule for Kent Haruf Celebration 2019

SteamPlant Event Center, 220 E. Sackett Ave., Salida, CO 81201

Fri., Sept 27, 2019

5:00-7:00—registration, social gathering–SteamPlant Paquette Gallery (theater lobby)

7:00—film representative from Our Souls at Night, Q&A, then film presentation

Sat., Sept 28, 2019

8:30-9:15– registration, coffee, welcome, SteamPlant ballroom

9:15-9:45—Kent’s video from 2002. Plainsong, One Book-One Lincoln. Theater

10:15-11:45–speaker and Q&A–Mark Spragg, author of Where Rivers Change Direction, The Fruit of Stone, An Unfinished Life, and Bone Fire. “Remembering Kent”

11:45-1:00–lunch in Ballroom

1:00-2:30—speaker and Q&A—Sue Hodson, Curator of Literary Collections, retired, Huntington Library. “No Goddamn Sunday School Picnic: Grace and Redemption in Plainsong”

Stretch and Breathe—Jody Bol

3:00-4:30—speaker, slides, readings, Q&A–Peter Brown, Photographer, “Working with Kent: The Creation of West of Last Chance” SteamPlant Theater

7:30 pm—Stage production, The Tie That Binds SteamPlant theater

Carol Samson, Director

Sun., Sept 29, 2019

8:00—9:00–breakfast in SteamPlant Ballroom

9:15-10:45—speaker and Q&A—Greg Schwipps, Professor of English, DePauw University, author of What This River Keeps. “How Haruf Teaches a Place: What a Writer Can Learn About Setting from Haruf Novels, and What One Writer Learned from the Man Himself”

11:15—12:45– Creative Writing Workshop—Sorel Haruf, English Teacher from Tara Performing Arts Waldorf High School


11:15—12:45— Speaker and Q&A — Ramazan Yigit, studied Political Science at Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. “Kent’s Community Through a Kurdish Immigrant’s Eyes”


2:00 pm—Stage production, The Tie That Binds, Carol Samson, Director, Theater