2019 Schedule

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Sunday, June 9

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Arrival and housing check-in

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Welcome reception

Monday, June 10

9:00am - 10:30am

From Kitchen Table Story to Moth Story: How The Moth Chooses and Shapes Stories
Catherine Burns, artistic director, The Moth, with special guest Phyllis Marie Bowdwin, artist and writer

10:30am - 10:45am

Break (refreshments provided)

10:45am - 12:00pm

How an Article Strikes a Chord, Then Becomes a Video, Then a Book
James Hamblin, staff writer, The Atlantic magazine; lecturer in public health, Yale School of Public Health

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch break (on your own)

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Workshops (small groups of 10-12 people each) 

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Dinner break (on your own)

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Drinks and conversation with Emily Bazelon, staff writer, New York Times Magazine; Senior Research Scholar in Law and Truman Capote Fellow in Law, Yale Law School

Tuesday, June 11

9:00am - 10:30am

How to Make Magic
Glynn Washington, host and executive producer, Snap Judgment

10:30am - 10:45am

Break (refreshments provided)

10:45am - 12:00pm

Steve Brodner, editorial cartoonist/illustrator

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Lunch break (on your own)

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Workshops (small groups of 10-12 people each) 

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Dinner break (on your own)

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Thread Story Slam
Hosted by Peter Aguero, GrandSLAM champion
Judges: Catherine Burns and Jodi Powell, associate producer, The Moth's Mainstage and Slam Teams

Wednesday, June 12

9:00am - 10:30am

Big Stories + Big Projects: We've Embraced Failure — How to Escape Its Clutches
Danyel Smith, author + senior editor/culture lead, ESPN

10:30am - 10:45am

Break (refreshments provided)

10:45am - 12:00pm

The Art of the Pitch: What to Write, How to Get It Read
Mark Oppenheimer, Director, Yale Journalism Initiative and THREAD at Yale

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch break (on your own)

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Workshops (small groups of 10-12 people each) 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Farewell coffee and housing check-out