Schedule / Program

The 2019 SVWC program appears below. Our program for the 2020 Conference will be posted online in the spring.

You can choose a day from the drop-down menu below to view times, titles, presenters, and locations. For detailed talk descriptions, please download the full program.

 

Please Note: The views, opinions, and positions expressed by SVWC speakers and attendees are the speakers’ and attendees’ own and do not necessarily reflect those of SVWC, its founders, board members, staff, or volunteers.

10:00 AM
Registration Opens

Big Tent

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Typewriter Rodeo

Upper Green

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
First Showing:
the
CHOIR and CONDUCTOR

Pavilion

Freida Lee Mock

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Typewriter Rodeo

Upper Green

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Second Showing:
the
CHOIR and CONDUCTOR

Opera House

Freida Lee Mock

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Why I Talk to Americans About Food

Field Tent

Francis Lam

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times

Limelight B

Mark Leibovich

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Browns of California

Pavilion

Miriam Pawel

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
First Novels, Magical Writers

Continental Room

Emily Ruskovich

Brando Skyhorse

Madhuri Vijay

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
No-Host Cocktail Reception

Upper Green

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The British Are Coming: The War for America

Pavilion

*All Pavilion Pass talk *Single Event Ticket talk

Rick Atkinson

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Writers & Presenters

Be Inspired.

Mark Leibovich
Robert Kagan
Madeline Miller
Andrew Proctor
Andrew Roberts
Vendela Vida
Barry Lopez
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus – Chamber Singers
Rick Atkinson
Francis Lam
John Burnham Schwartz
Madhuri Vijay
Joanne B. Freeman
Martin Amis
Naomi Shihab Nye - Photo Credit Chehalis Hegner
Naomi Shihab Nye
Jeffrey Brown
Julie Lythcott-Haims
Abraham Verghese
Ayad Akhtar
Mitch Landrieu
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Dani Shapiro
Freida Lee Mock
Simon Rich
Emily Ruskovich
Danzy Senna
Victoria Nuland
Strobe Talbott
Tommy Orange
Dave Eggers
Alice McDermott
Brando Skyhorse
Miriam Pawel
Carl Hiaasen
Min Jin Lee