The residency officially begins with New Student Orientation at 4:00 on July 30. That evening at 7:30 there will be a coffee/dessert for everyone (rather than the usual opening BBQ). I hope to see all new students at 4:00 and everyone at 7:30. My hope is that some of the local mentors and some recent graduates will come out for the coffee as well.
The residency officially ends at 9 pm on August 5. That evening's reading will be Visiting Writer Rick Moody (author of The Ice Storm and Garden State, among other fine titles). August 6 is a travel day only, so if you are able to find a flight that you can make after 9 pm on the 5th, feel free.
I hope to finalize and post the schedule by Friday. Workshop signups should begin by the end of next week.