Stay tuned for news of our 2020 conference

We’ll soon have information posted on the 2020 Great Plains Writers’ Conference, which will take place at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings, SD on Saturday, April 4.

We’ll bring in a couple of featured authors who got snowed out last year (Jim Reese and Adrian Koesters) as well as poets Lee Ann Roripaugh and Vince Gotera.

Stay tuned for more information!

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Due to worsening weather and campus closures tomorrow, we are cancelling ALL THE EVENTS associated with this year’s Great Plains Writers Conference.

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The readings and book launches are free and open to the public, but we require registration for the workshops. Our registration deadline has been extended to midnight, March 25. Please email to register. Thanks.

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Announcing GPWC 2019


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Announcing our 2018 Lineup

The schedule for the 2018 Great Plains Writers’ Conference (March 23-25 in Brookings, SD) can be found at We hope you’ll join us!

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GPWC’s Location

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.

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2016 Conference Poster

GPWC Poster 2016

Click here for our schedule.

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