THE WITCHING HOUR (presented by Mission Creek Festival)

November 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
Prairie Lights, The Mill, The Englert

12 pm: THE FAIL SAFE PODCAST: Alissa Nutting, Jessica Hopper & Rachel Yoder
This live podcast brings together writers Alissa Nutting and Jessica Hopper to discuss the creative process and all of its engrossing, infuriating, and invigorating aspects. Rachel Yoder, host and creator of The Fail Safe podcast, will moderate. Hopper is the author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic, and Nutting is the author of Tampa.

2 pm: RESEARCHING THE AMERICAN DREAM: Aimee Groth & Timothy Denevi
Writers Aimee Groth and Timothy Denevi explore the American Dream through the prism of an ambitious corporate social engineering experiment and Hunter S. Thompson’s career. Groth is a business journalist for Quartz, a division of Atlantic Media Company, based in New York City. Denevi is the author of Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD.

4 pm: WRITERS OF COLOR at The Mill
Attendees must have Witching Hour festival passes, available at the Englert Theatre
http://www.witchinghourfestival.com/tickets
Featuring undergrad and MFA writers of color, and visiting writer Rachel McKibbens.

6 pm: BROAD PERSPECTIVES:
Alea Adigweme, Teresa Mangum, Rachel McKibbens & Katie Roche  

Female artists and activists Katie Roche, alea adigweme, Teresa Mangum, Merit Bickner, and Rachel McKibbens discuss why women seek out female-only spaces and how they operate differently.

7:30 pm: POSTHUMOUS BOOK TOUR FOR MAX RITVO
A reading dedicated to late poet Max Ritvo as part of his posthumous book tour for Four Reincarnations featuring: Kaveh Akbar, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Michael Bazzett, Jane Mead, Justin Boening, Danny Khalastchi, Robyn Schiff, Devon Walker-Figueroa, and Timothy Taranto.

9 pm: THE WITCHING HOUR PRESENTS JEN KIRKMAN at The Englert Theatre
Attendees must have festival passes, available at the Englert Theatre http://www.witchinghourfestival.com/tickets
Comedian and author Jen Kirkman will perform at the Englert. Kirkman is the author of I Know What I'm Doing —and Other Lies I Tell Myself, and I Can Barely Take Care of Myself. Dubbed “a thinking person’s comedian” by the A.V. Club, Jen Kirkman makes you laugh and think with her stand-up set. Kirkman is the author of I Know What I'm Doing —and Other Lies I Tell Myself, and I Can Barely Take Care of Myself. Books will be for sale at the event.

10:30 pm: THE WITCHING HOUR PRESENTS JEN KIRKMAN 
IN CONVERSATION WITH FRAN HOEPFNER at The Mill

Attendees must have Witching Hour festival passes, available at the Englert Theatre http://www.witchinghourfestival.com/tickets
After her stand-up set, comedian Jen Kirkman will sit down for an in-depth discussion on her writing and creative process. Kirkman is the author of I Know What I'm Doing —and Other Lies I Tell Myself, and I Can Barely Take Care of Myself. Books will be for sale at the event.