The Cuba Writers Workshop 2016

Cuba - January 2016

Sample Schedule

Please understand that in Cuba, things seldom go according to plan. It has been our experience that changes, sometimes significant, are likely to occur to the itinerary listed below, often with very little notice. The order of activities, the time of events, the activities themselves, the speakers scheduled, and even the hotels and restaurants currently confirmed may change.

We will do our best to include all of the activities listed in this itinerary and more. A spirit of flexibility and patience will go a long way toward making this adventure an enjoyable one.

 

 

Day 1 - Sunday, January 10 - Miami

 

Evening Reception at Hotel

 

Day 2 - Monday, January 11 –Havana

 

Morning flight from Miami to Havana (schedule TBD)

 

12:00 – 1:30 pm Welcome lunch at the Friendship House

 

2:00 – 3:00 pm Meeting with representative of ICAP, Cuban institute of Friendship with the Peoples

 

3:30 pm City tour through Vedado and Old Havana

 

4:00 pm Check into hotel Plaza

 

5:00 – 6:00 pm Informational Program Briefing at the Hotel

 

6:30 – 8:30 pm Welcome dinner at Restaurant in Old Havana included 

 

Day 3 -Tuesday, January 12 –Havana

 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm walking tour through Old Havana

 

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch included in Old Havana

 

Return to the Hotel

 

2:00 – 5:00 pm Stony Brook University Writing Workshop

 

6:30 – 9:30 pm Dinner on your own

 

Day 4 - Wednesday, January 13 – Havana

 

Free Morning

 

Lunch on your own

 

2:00 – 3:00 pm Visit and tour Finca Vigía

 

3:30 – 4:30 pm Visit Cojímar

 

Continuous to Ambos Mundos’ for Cocktails on roof on your own (it is not included)

 

7:30 – 9:30 pm Dinner on your own

 

Day 5 - Thursday, January 14 –Havana

 

9:00 – 10:30 am Meeting with Nancy Morejón if it is possible or another nationally renowned poet.

 

11:00 – 12:00 pm Meeting with Editorial Ciencias Sociales (pending confirmation)

 

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch on your own

 

2:00 – 5:00 pm Stony Brook University Writing Workshop

 

Free evening

 

Dinner on your own

 

Day 6 - Friday, January 15 – Havana

 

8:30 – 11:30 am Stony Brook University Writing Workshop

 

11:00 am -12:00 pm Visit University of Havana

 

12:30 – 2:00 pm lunch on your own

 

3:00 pm Visit and meeting at Fundacion Alejo Carpentier

 

 7:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner included

 

Day 7 - Saturday, January 16 – Havana

 

8:00 – 11:00 am Stony Brook University Writing Workshop

 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Visit to Cigar Factory

 

12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch on your own

 

2:30 – 3:30 pm Reading by Leonardo Padura Puentes (pending confirmation)

 

6:30 – 8:00 pm Dinner on your own

 

9:30 pm Cuban Musical Performance

 

Day 8 - Sunday, January 17 – Havana

 

Free Writing Day

 

Lunch on your own

 

Dinner on your own

 

Day 9 - Monday, January 18 – Havana

 

9:30 – 11:30 am Visit to “Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes”

 

12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch on your own

 

2:00 – 5:00 pm Stony Brook University Writing Workshop

 

7:30 – 9:00 pm farewell Dinner included

 

Day 10 - Tuesday, January 19 – Havana

 

Return to Miami (schedule TBD)