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Program for The David Foster Wallace Symposium (PDF)

Schedule and speakers are subject to change. All events will be webcast live.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

5-6:45 p.m.

Symposium registration (Ransom Center Lobby)

The opening event takes place in Homer Rainey Hall's Jessen Auditorium and is open to the public. Symposium registrants will have reserved seating. Unclaimed registrant seats will be released to the general public at 6:50 p.m.

7 p.m.

Everything and More: A Conversation about David Foster Wallace, featuring literary agent Bonnie Nadell and editor Michael Pietsch, moderated by David Ulin, Book Critic, Los Angeles Times
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Events take place in the Ransom Center's Charles Nelson Prothro Theater.

9:00 a.m.

Registration, coffee, and light breakfast

10 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

A Life through the Archive, featuring D.T. Max (Staff Writer, The New Yorker) and Seth Colter Walls (Journalist and Critic), moderated by Douglas Brinkley (Writer and Historian)
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11:45 a.m.

Break for lunch

1:30 p.m.

Writers on Wallace, featuring Elizabeth Crane, Amanda Eyre Ward, moderated by Michael Pietsch (Executive Vice President, Hachette Book Group, and Publisher, Little, Brown and Company)
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3:15 p.m.

Editors on Wallace, featuring Colin Harrison (Vice President and Senior Editor, Scribner), Bill Tonelli (Editor), and Deborah Treisman (Fiction Editor, The New Yorker), moderated by Bonnie Nadell
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5 p.m.

Closing reception


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