The first annual Ink & Letters conference will be held in Marfa, Texas—hence the name "Marfa Meetup". It will be an opportunity to come together to see and hear from other creatives. Conference speakers range from artist to entrepreneur to academician. If you are interested in finding out more about the conference or presenting your own research, creative or scholarly work, please email inkandlettersmag@gmail.com. All sessions will be held at First Baptist Church of Marfa, unless otherwise noted.


Sunday, March 15

While the Marfa Meetup does not officially convene until Monday morning, attendees are encouraged to arrive early in Marfa to take in what this cultural oasis has to offer. Recommended: a tour of Chinati.

MOnday, March 16

Session 1 // 9:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion: pt. 1, Cultural Artifacts

Session 2 // 10:30 a.m.
Making Your Way in the World: Creative Entrepreneurship for Today, Tomorrow and Maybe Next Week
led by Jason Smith

Break for lunch

Afternoon // Out and About in Marfa

Optional Session // 4:00 p.m.
Ink & Letters Steering Committee Meeting, location TBA

Special Evening Session // 8:00 p.m.
Songs, Prayers and Reflections

Tuesday, March 17

Session 3 // 9:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion: pt. 2, Creative Liturgies

Session 4 // 10:30 a.m.
Art as Transport
led by Lucas Simmons

Break for lunch

Session 5 // 2:00 p.m.
The Church as Artist
led by Corey Fuller 

Tour of "The Block" led by the Judd Foundation // 4:30 p.m.



Places to stay

Things to see