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Schedule

 

The 2020 Schedule will be published in March. Feel free, however, to peruse the 2019 schedule below, which offers you an idea of our programming. 


Convivio 2019

Schedule

Monday, June 10


10:30

Arrival in Rome (precise meeting instructions sent to participants two weeks in advance)

 

11:00-11:30

Chartered bus to Postignano (total time: 2½ hours; one bathroom stop)

 

2:00

Arrival and welcome in Postignano

 

3:00-6:00

Acclimation, orientation, and relaxation

 

6:00

Introduction to Convivio with Chad Davidson and Greg Fraser

 

8:00

Dinner at La Casa Rosa

Tuesday, June 11

 

8:00

Breakfast

 

9:00-10:00

Art Master Class with David Fraser: “Artistic Challenges”

            

11:00-12:00

Writing Master Class with Charlotte Pence: “How the Italian Sonnet Changed Literature (and the World)”

 

12:00

Lunch

 

2:00-5:00

One-on-One Writing Conferences (meeting place determined by faculty member and communicated to participants once in Postignano)

           

Greg Fraser:             Lorie Moore (2:00-2:45)

                                    Jim Burrows (3:00-3:45)

                                    Mary Ben Christiansen (4:00-4:45)

Dionne Bremyer:   Barry Marks (2:00-2:45)

                                    Roger Carlisle (3:00-3:45)

                                    Sarah Huerta (4:00-4:45)

 

Charlotte Pence:     Jess Oswalt (2:00-2:45)

                                    Candice Horde (3:00-3:45)

                                    Peter Vertacnik (4:00-4:45)

 

Susannah Mintz:    John Christy (3:00-3:45)

                                    Hailey Hughes (4:00-4:45)

 

John Poch:               Ed Wilson (2:00-2:45)

                                    Nell Mittelstead (3:00-3:45)

                                    Kellina Moore (4:00-4:45)

 

Chad Davidson:     Taylor Johnson (4:00-4:45)

 

Matt Roth:               Julian Banuelos (4:00-4:45)

 

2:00-3:30

Art Workshop with David Fraser

 

3:30-5:00
Music Workshop with Craig Schroer

 

6:00

Convivio Faculty Reading: Dionne Bremyer

 

7:00

Aperitivo in Vini e Oli, the Borgo’s Enoteca

 

8:00

Dinner at La Casa Rosa

 

Wednesday, June 12

 

8:00

Breakfast

 

9:00-10:30

Writing Workshops (workshop space determined by faculty member and communicated to participants once in Postignano)

 

John Poch: Jim Burrows, Ed Wilson, Roger Carlisle, John Christy, Barry Marks

Dionne Bremyer: Sarah Huerta, Kellina Moore, Candice Horde, Drew Shelnutt

Charlotte Pence: Matt Roth, Julian Banuelos, Peter Vertacnik, Nell Mittelstead

Susannah Mintz: Janet Wood, Sal Peralta, Hailey Hughes, Jess Oswalt, Taylor Johnson

 

10:30-12:00

Italian Lessons with Elisa Bassetti, Owner of Artelingua Language School in Spoleto

 

12:00

Lunch

 

2:00-3:30

Art Workshop with David Fraser

  

3:30-5:00
Music Workshop with Craig Schroer

 

5:00-6:00

Craft Lecture by Visiting Writer Matt Roth: “Syntax Is Plot”

 

6:00

Degustazione del Vino (with Sommelier Michele Chiabolotti)

Sample some prominent wines from the Umbria region

8:00

Dinner at La Casa Rosa

Thursday, June 13

 

8:00

Breakfast

 

9:00-10:00

Art Workshop with David Fraser

 

10:30-11:30

Music Workshop with Craig Schroer

12:00

Lunch

 

2:00-5:00

One-on-One Writing Conferences

           

Greg Fraser:             Taylor Johnson (2:00-2:45)

                                    Sarah Huerta (3:00-3:45)

                                    Peter Vertacnik (4:00-4:45)

 

Dionne Bremyer:    Jess Oswalt (2:00-2:45)

                                    Candice Horde (3:00-3:45)

                                    Nell Mittelstead (4:00-4:45)

 

Charlotte Pence:     Ed Wilson (2:00-2:45)

                                     Kellina Moore (3:00-3:45)

                                     Julian Banuelos (4:00-4:45)

 

Susannah Mintz:     Lorie Moore (2:00-2:45)

                                     Mary Ben Christiansen (3:00-3:45)

                                     Jim Burrows (4:00-4:45)

 

John Poch:                John Christy (2:00-2:45)

                                     Hailey Hughes (3:00-3:45)

                                     Sal Peralta (4:00-4:45)

Matt Roth:               Roger Carlisle (4:00-4:45)

 

2:00-3:30

On the Convergence of Poetry and Music, with Barry Marks and Visiting Artist Alan Goldspiel

3:30-5:00

Art Lecture by David Fraser: “Treasures of the National Gallery of Umbria, in Perugia”

 

6:00

Convivio Faculty Reading by John Poch, with Visiting Writer Dan Albergotti

 

8:00

Dinner at La Casa Rosa

 

10:00

Live Music in the Rose Garden with Gianluca De Maria and his band

 

Friday, June 14

(A Day in Perugia)

 

8:00

Breakfast

 

9:00

Chartered bus to Perugia

 

11:00-2:00
Free time in the city to shop and eat

Take some time to stroll medieval Perugia’s main thoroughfare, Corso Vannucci, full of shops, gorgeous belvederes, and churches

 

2:00

Visit to the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria

We’ll tour the fabulous late Gothic and early Renaissance holdings of this gem of a museum

 

3:00-5:00

Historic Center
Free time for cafe sitting and contemplation

5:00

Return to Postignano

 

8:00

Dinner at La Casa Rosa

 

Saturday, June 15

 

8:00

Breakfast

 

9:00-10:00

Spoken Word Discussion and Reading by Visiting Writer Brian Hawkins

 

10:30-12:00

Writing Workshops

 

John Poch: Sal Peralta, Janet Wood, Kellina Moore, Drew Shelnutt, Hailey Hughes

Dionne Bremyer: Matt, Roth, Ed Wilson, Jess Oswalt, Barry Marks, Nell Mittelstead

Charlotte Pence: Roger Carlisle, Candice Horde, Taylor Johnson, Sarah Huerta

Susannah Mintz: Jim Burrows, Peter Vertacnik, John Christy, Julian Banuelos

          

12:00

Lunch

 

2:00-3:30

Art Workshop with David Fraser

 

3:30-5:00
Music Workshop with Craig Schroer

           

6:00

Concert in the Chapel

Guitarist Simone Vallerotonda

 

8:00

Dinner at La Casa Rosa

 

10:00

Open Mic with Barry Marks

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Sunday, June 16

(A Day in Spoleto)

8:00

Breakfast

 

9:00

Chartered Bus to Spoleto

 

10:00-1:00

Free time

Stroll Spoleto's shopping district, visit the town's Romanesque duomo, or take a hike along the old Giro dei Condotti footpath

1:00

Lunch (in one of three planned locations)

 

3:00

Tour  of the Archeological Museum or Spoleto's duomo

We'll break into three groups: one for the museum, one for the church, the final for a restorative walk

 

4:30

Return to Postignano

 

6:30

Convivio Faculty Reading by Charlotte Pence, with Visiting Writer Matt Roth

 

8:00

Dinner at La Casa Rosa

 

Monday, June 17

 

8:00

Breakfast

 

9:00-10:00

Free Time

10:00-12:00

Screening of Being George Clooney (Dir. Mariano, 2016), followed by talk: “Echoes of the Self: Language, Translation, and Identities,” by Anne Barnhart

 

12:00

Lunch

 

2:00-3:30

Art Workshop with David Fraser

 

3:30-5:00
Music Workshop with Craig Schroer

 

6:00

Convivio Faculty Reading by Susannah Mintz, with Sal Peralta

 

8:00

Dinner at La Casa Rosa

 

Tuesday, June 18

 

8:00

Breakfast

 

9:00-10:00

Art Workshop with David Fraser

10:00-11:00

Music Workshop with Craig Schroer

 

11:00-12:00

Morning Dante Talk with Chad Davidson: “Ulysses in Hell”

 

12:00

Lunch

 

4:00

Annual Postignano 1.5k Fun Run

 

6:00

Final Festivities in the Rose Garden

 

8:00

Dinner at La Casa Rosa

 

 

Wednesday, June 19

(Day of Departure)

 

Note: Place all but your carry-on luggage outside of your apartment door by 5:30 a.m. Staff will transport luggage to the bus.

 

5:30-6:00

Light Breakfast

 

6:15

Chartered Bus to Rome airport

For those not traveling back to Rome, we can arrange for transport to the Spoleto train station (60 euro per taxi)

 

 

Conference Attendees

Anne Barnhart

Jim Burrows

Leslie Carlisle

Roger Carlisle

Mary Ben Christiansen

John Christy

Kenneth Cox

Gwen Davidson

Sonia Friedman

Bob Heaberlin

Candice Horde

Barry Marks

Nell Mittelstead

Kellina Moore

Lorie Moore

Jessica Oswalt

Sal Peralta

Chris Rolka

Drew Shelnutt

Amanda Wilson

Ed Wilson

Janet Wood

Student Scholarship Recipients

Julian Banuelos

Sarah Huerta

Hailey Hughes

Taylor Johnson

Peter Vertacnik

 

Teaching Faculty

Dionne Irving Bremyer

David Fraser

Susannah Mintz

Charlotte Pence

John Poch

Craig Schroer

 

Visiting Artists

Dan Albergotti

Alan Goldspiel

Brian Hawkins

Matt Roth

 

Conference Directors

Chad Davidson

Gregory Fraser

 

Staff at Postignano

Nino Di Bonito

Mafi Pappalardo Chiabolotti

Michele Chiabolotti

Francesco Clementi

Maria Massimiani

Hasim Sulejmani

Annalisa Martinisi

Giulia Sensini

Giuliana Bruni

Marisa Diotallevi

Tiziana Massimiani

Angelo Pedicini

Alberica Gerardi

Fabio Patassa

 

 

 

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