Symposium Schedule

Symposium Schedule

Friday, October 23, 2015

Union-Zukowski Lobby & Gallery
John M. Reeves Fine Arts Building

3:00 pm                        Registration Table Opens

3:30 pm—4:30 pm        Choose a breakout session.

  • Multimedia Presentation: Breathing Lessons 101
    darlene anita scott
    Virigina Union University
  • Poetry Workshop: Like This! Social Media, Public Art, & Poetry
    Gabrielle Freeman
  • Multi-Genre Reading:  Images of Change
    “The Night Swim”
    Heather Lee Johnson

    "'Early' and Other Poems"
    Alice Osborn

4:30 pm—7:00 pm     Dinner on your own

6:00 pm                   Registration Table Open

7:00 pm                   Introduction of the Emerging Writers Poetry Contest winners

Art and Writing: Image and Place
Reading by Madge McKeithen

Photographer Bryce Lankard will also be on hand to answer questions about Land of Dreams, a documentary project of life in New Orleans and the Gulf South before Hurricane Katrina.

Reception immediately following the program

Saturday, October 24, 2015 

Medical Lecture Hall

8:30 am                                   Registration Open in Lobby

9:00 am                                   Book Sales and Exhibitors’ Tables Open in Lobby

9:00 am - 10:00 am                  Choose a breakout session.

  • Workshop—All Genres: Writing Truth and Beauty
    Kelly DuMar
  • Fiction Reading: 2015 Emerging Writers Fiction Winners
    “Dreamland Goat”  
    Susan White

    “If I Got Down on My Knees”
    Hampton Williams Hofer

10:00 am —10:15 am                          Break

10:15 am —11:15 am                          Choose a breakout session.

  • Workshop—All Genres: Artist Blogging: A Gateway to Opportunity
    Mary-Lynn Chambers
    Allied University
  • Workshop—All Genres: Seeing Behind the Curtain: From Submission to Publication in The North Carolina Literary Review
    Margaret Bauer
    East Carolina University
  • Poetry Reading: Images Of The Sea
    “Siren Song and Other Poems”
    Jill Gerard
    University of Mount Olive 

    2015 Emerging Writers Poetry Winner
    Jennifer Dane Clements
  • Mixed Genre Reading: On the Edge
    Joyce Underwood

    “Number Blues”
    Mary Banks

Alumni Dining Room

Noon to 1:30 pm

Lunch and Reading with Nathan Poole, author of "Father Brother Keeper," Winner of Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction

Tickets required for lunch

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Graduate Commencement Ceremony

The Winter Commencement Ceremony for students in Methodist University Graduate Programs.

Baccalaureate Service

Prior to graduation, a Baccalaureate Service will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Huff Concert Hall, where Dr. James Howell will deliver the baccalaureate...


This is the undergraduate Winter Commencement ceremony.

Admission by ticket only until 1:55 p.m.

View the Graduation Webcast here!...