A Celebration of Teaching and Writing

Conference Day: Friday, April 27, 2018



8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Registration and Sign-In

Shea Theatre Lobby, Islip Arts Building

Participants are welcomed to the tenth annual SCCC Creative Writing Festival with a complimentary breakfast.


9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  Welcome Address and Reading featuring Poet Ashley M. Jones and Novelist Sue Halpern

Room 115, Islip Arts Building


11:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.  Panel Discussions & Creative Writing Workshops

These sessions are for students and teaching faculty. They are discussion sessions with topics related to issues in genres, publishing, teaching, and the profession of writing.


Schedule TBA


12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.  Luncheon, Keynote Address featuring Lois Roma-Deeley

Montauk Point Room, Babylon Student Center

A complimentary luncheon will be served to participants.


2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. At The Writer’s Desk

Montauk Point Room, Babylon Student Center

A moderated discussion with critically acclaimed writers about their writing processes, the genres they write in, and the art and profession of writing.


3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Closing Reception and Book Signing

Montauk Point Room, Babylon Student Center

Participants will enjoy complimentary coffee and refreshments while having their books signed by the festival’s featured authors.

Held annually on the Michael J. Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern Campuses of Suffolk County Community College (www.sunysuffolk.edu) in Suffolk County, NY

Updated: January 2019