Event Schedule

Literary Friends of Kent Haruf

Fri., Sept 27, 20197:30 pm, Our Souls at Night film in SteamPlant Theater; prior to screening, film representative will discuss making of the movie

Sat., Sept 28, 2019

8:00-8:30– registration, coffee, welcome—SteamPlant Ballroom

8:30-9:45—Kent’s video from 2002. Plainsong, One Book-One Lincoln. SteamPlant 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, adapted and directed by Carol Samson. Performance by The Chalk Horse Theatre of Salida. SteamPlant Theater

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”

11:00—1:00– Creative Writing Workshop—Sorel Haruf, English Teacher at Tara Performing Arts Waldorf High School

Or:

11:00—1:00—walking tour

1:00—1:15–Conclusion

2:30 pm—Stage Production, The Tie That Binds, adapted and directed by Carol Samson. Performance by The Chalk Horse Theatre of Salida. SteamPlant Theater