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THURSDAY, October 10, 2019

1:00-1:10 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks - Bryan Giemza, Texas Tech University

1:10-1:50 p.m. Remembering Dr. William Tydeman - Remarks by Barry Lopez, reception to follow

2:00-3:30 p.m. Session A:
Geography of the Body in West Texas: A Creative Writing Roundtable -
Catherine Ragsdale, Jennifer Popa, Jess Smith, Hali Salome Cardenas, Maeve Kirk, Katherine Jackson, and Claudia Diaz. Texas Tech University

5:30 p.m. Plenary: I was Country when Country Wasn't Cool - Stephen Graham Jones, University of Colorado Boulder
Reception and book signing to follow.



FRIDAY, October 12, 2010

9:30 a.m. - Morning Refreshments available in Formby Room

10:00-10:50 a.m. Session B: In Search of Texas Beauty - Honors First Year Experience students

11:00-noon Session C -
Dream Birds: Prose Poems, Theron Francis, Sul Ross State University
Wolfe, Donald Mace Williams, Canyon, Texas

noon-1:00 p.m. - Lunch

1:00-2:10 p.m. Session D: The Nature of Travel: Poems
John Poch, Texas Tech University
Matthew Porto, Texas Tech University
Lindsay Tigue, Eastern New Mexico University

2:25-3:00 p.m. Stephen Graham Jones Q&A

3:10-4:00 p.m. Session E -
Dog Days, Toni Jensen, University of Arkansas
Outliers, Elizabeth Dodd, Kansas State University

5:30 p.m.  Plenary: The Modern Writer's Social Responsibilities - Barry Lopez
Reception and book signing to follow.

SATURDAY, October 12, 2019

9:00 a.m. - Morning refreshments available in Formby Room

9:30-10:40 a.m. Session F: Investigating Wild: Internal Landscapes and Their Inhabitants Clara Bush Vadala, Texas Tech University (alum); Meghan Giles, Texas Tech University; Sara Ryan, Texas Tech University

10:50-noon Session G: From Lubbock to the World
National Day of the Journalist, Dennis Covington, Texas Tech University (ret)
In the Moments before Gunfire, Jill Patterson, Texas Tech University
Recent Poems, William Wenthe, Texas Tech University

noon-1:00 p.m  Lunch

1:00-1:50 p.m. Session H -
Desert Haunting: A Gothic Reading of Arturo Aslas' The Rain God, Cordelia Barrera, Texas Tech University
Consecrated Abomination: Pilgrimage and Churchyard Homage in Dickens' Bleak House, Dan Stuart, University of North Texas

2:00-2:50 p.m. Session I -
Heavier Concerns, Valerie Wayson, Texas Tech University
Parent Material, Lee Anne Gallaway-Mitchell, University of Arizona

3:00-3:50 p.m. Session J -
The Legends of La Mamoma, Jennifer Buentello, Texas Tech University
The Darkest, Lisa Levine, University of Arizona

4:00-4:30 p.m. Session K: Who Stole the Planet?: Colonization, Capital, and Enslavement
- Priscilla Ybarra, University of North Texas

4:30 p.m.Closing Remarks - Diane Warner, Librarian, Sowell Family Collection

The Sowell Collection Conference is sponsored by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library with additional support from the TTU Office of the Provost, and the Honors College. We are also grateful for the support of TTU students, faculty, and staff.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Diane Warner ( diane.warner@ttu.edu) .

All Conference sessions and events are held in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. All events are free and open to the public. However, we would appreciate your help in continuing this program. Please consider a donation to our Sowell Endowment. (Donate here.)