Dana Gioia, Bill Kauffman in Pomona. Save the Date.

By Mark T. Mitchell for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC

FPR’s Third Annual Conference is shaping up to be a fantastic event. It will be held at Pomona College on September 20-21.  The conference will kick off on Friday evening, September 20, with a screening of the new film Copperhead, directed by Ron Maxwell. The screenplay was written by Bill Kauffman, who will lead a Q&A session after the film. On Saturday, Dana Gioia will provide the keynote address at lunch. The theme of the conference is “City People and Country People: Being a Localist in a Megalopolis.” Morning and afternoon sessions will address various aspect of our theme, including the idea of a city, work, food, and philanthropy. A slate of FPR regulars, including Patrick Deneen, Jason Peters, Susan McWilliams, and Jeremy Beer, will be speaking along with an assortment of other writers and practitioners from the area.

Registration information is coming soon, but in the meantime, mark your calendars and plan to join us.


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