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Josip Novakovich will be participating in a memoir symposium at Trinity College
By Josip Novakovich | Published  03/27/2007 | Education , Culture And Arts | Unrated
Relation to one's memories depending on the distance from one's homeland
A Symposium on the Art of Memoir , March 29-31, 2007

Josip Novakovich will be participating in a memoir symposium at Trinity College this coming week; he'll talk about the change in perspective one has in relation to one's memories depending on the distance from one's homeland in time and space. He'll also read a memoiristic accont about Croatia (Slavonija), and he'll give a workshop centering on writing memoirs in the shape of stories, with scenes and dramatic tension.

The schedule of events is listed below.

Trinity College
  • Founded in 1823, one of the oldest colleges in the country. 
  • Independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC).
  • Eighth oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the country.

Memoir Symposium Tentative Schedule

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Book Fair open in Alumni Room, 6 - 9:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Introduction by Lucy Ferriss
Welcome by President James Jones
Plenary session

5:00 -6:00  p.m.

Concurrent panel discussions:

Room One: Time Recaptured: Memoir and History

    1. Francine du Plessix Gray
    2. Josip Novakovich
    3. Sheila Fisher

Room Two: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Memoir and Identity

    1. Madeleine Blais
    2. Leila Philip
    3. Dana Brand

6:00 p.m.
Reception
Dinner on your own

8:00 p.m.
Keynote address: Francine du Plessix Gray


Friday, March 30, 2007

Book Fair open in Alumni Room, selected hours 10:15 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.

10:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent panel discussions:
Room One: The Long Road Home: Memoir and Place

    1. Josip Novakovich
    2. Clare Rossini
    3. Rand Richards Cooper

Room Two: Truthiness: Memoir and the Facts, Maam

  1. Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
  2. Madeleine Blais
  3. Irene Papoulis
  4. Lucy Ferriss

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Noon readings: bring your lunch:
Deborah Digges
Karen McElmurray
Rand Richards Cooper

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent panel discussions:
Room One: The Scribe of the Soul: Memoir as Meditation

    1. A. Manette Ansay
    2. Karen McElmurray 
    3. Leila Philip
    4. Beverly Wall

Room Two: Me, You, and Everyone We Know: Memoir and Family

  1. Bret Lott
  2. Deborah Digges
  3. Lucy Ferriss
  4. Denise Brown

Break

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Scott Russell Sanders: Honoring the Ordinary

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Reception
Dinner on your own

8:00 p.m.
Evening readings:
Colin McEnroe
Josip Novakovich
Leila Philip 


Saturday, March 31, 2007

Book Fair open in Alumni Room, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Master classes led by:
Deborah Digges
Bret Lott
Karen McElmurray
Josip Novakovich
Leila Philip

See Master Classes for details.

12:00 p.m.
Noon readings; bring your own lunch:
A. Manette Ansay
Bret Lott

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Goodwin Branch, Hartford Public Library
Master Class: Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
See Master Classes for details.

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