For a variety of reasons (most of them related to the ongoing budget crunch facing higher education in America, particularly in the arts and humanities) the Great Plains Writers’ Conference will be on hiatus for the 2017 session.
Normally this time of year we would begin telling you about all the wonderful things we have planned for March. But this year, that’s not the case.
If and when we are able to put on a conference in the future, we will announce it loud and clear on this site and in social media.
Thank you for your support of the GPWC in years past! We hope to be back on track for 2018.
Unfortunately, our keynote speaker Dr. Janet Murray will not be able to speak in Brookings due to an illness. Her lecture, which was to be held on Monday night at the McCrory Gardens Visitor Center will be cancelled.
Our other regularly scheduled daytime events on Monday will go on as planned in the Hobo Day Gallery at the SDSU Student Union. Hope to see you there!
All morning and afternoon sessions will be held in the Hobo Day Gallery, located in the northwest corner of the SDSU Student Union. The 7 p.m. keynote address by Janet Murray will be held in the McCrory Garden educational center.
Click here for our schedule.
At GPWC we’ve aimed to start conversations and light fires in people, and there was plenty of that at our 2015 iteration. Brookings was full of fired-up, energetic people who care. We couldn’t have asked for a better result (or better presenters).
Stay tuned for a photo gallery of this year’s event and keep your eyes peeled next winter for news of our 2016 conference–our 40th anniversary!
Join us tonight at the SDSU Performing Arts Center at 7:00pm for a talk on “Who Really Feeds the World” by Dr. Vandana Shiva. Don’t miss it! It’s our last event for 2015–brought to you in cooperation with the Harding Lecture Series.