2018 Theme & Schedule

“The Myth of Truth”

“The Myth of Truth” will be a three-day discussion of the nature of truth. At The Gathering 2018, we will examine truth from the perspective of building “proof” in questions of mathematics, science, philosophy, art, and politics. The question of the value of truth has lain dormant for the most part until fairly recently, when policy makers and journalists have raised questions about who should determine truth. Some have offered “alternative facts” so that truth has come to seem to a divided nation to be more myth than reality to one side or the other. It is perhaps the most important question for our time.

July 13-15, 2018

Watch for full schedule to be added soon!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Time Event Location
10:30 am Registration Evans Atrium
11:00 am Smoothies on the Green Blue Stone Patio
12:15 pm Welcome, Invocation Evans Hall
12:45 pm Lunch Evans Hall
1:30 pm Margaret Wertheim – Lecture Evans Hall
2:15 pm Book Signing Evans Hall
3:00 pm Conversation: Tracy K. Smith and Amanda Bradley Evans Hall
5:20 pm Wine Reception
Fireplace Lounge
6:00 pm Dinner Evans Hall
7:30 pm Tracy K. Smith – Poetry Evans Hall
8:15 pm Q&A Evans Hall
8:45 pm Book Signing Evans Hall

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time Event Location
7:00 am Yoga – Donna Fetzko TBA
7:30 am Breakfast Main Dining Room
9:15 am Poems/ Announcements Evans Hall
9:30 am William Dunham Evans Hall
11:00 am Tom Cathcart & Dan Klein – Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar Evans Hall
11:45 pm LBook sales Evans Atrium
12:15 pm Lunch Evans Hall
1:30 pm Scranton Shakespeare Festival Evans Hall
3:15 pm Workshops* TBA
5:30 pm Wine Reception Fireplace Lounge
6:15 pm Dinner Evans Hall
7:30 pm Tim Grimm and the Family Band Evans Hall
8:45 pm Book Signing Evans Hall
*Workshops: Levine, Johnson, Tim Grimm, and Lupi (see Workshops page for descriptions.)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Time Event Location
7:00 am Yoga – Donna Fetzko TBA
7:30 am Light Breakfast Fireplace Lounge
9:00 am Poems, announcements Evans Hall
9:15 am Giorgia Lupi Evans Hall
11:15 am Brunch, Benediction, Farewell Evans Hall