Here is our final schedule.All events are scheduled for the Campanile Room and Hobo Day Gallery on the first floor of the SDSU Student Union (SSU 169) unless otherwise specified and are free and open to the public. There is no registration for the conference. (Click here for parking information.)

     Sunday, March 24th

7:00p.m.     Keynote speaker Philip Deloria (reception to follow)

     Monday, March 25th

9:45a.m.      Opening Remarks:  Dean Dennis Papini, SDSU College of Arts and   Sciences

10:00a.m.   Panel 1 on Vine Deloria Jr.: The Reason of Faith: the Work of Vine Deloria Jr. in the Classroom (Patricia Perea) and Forty Years in the Wilderness: Native Christians Before and After God is Red (David Wilson)

11:00a.m.    Faculty poetry workshop  with Dr. Christine Stewart: “Ekphrasis: Poetry from Art” (Location: South Dakota Art Museum lobby)

12:00           Lunch break

2:00p.m.    Cross-Artistic Collaboration: From Page to Stage, with the Harvey Dunn Collaborative (featuring excerpts from “An Evening of Dunn’s Feminine Images”, an art, dance, music, and poetry performance which will premiere April 10-11.)

3:00pm      Feature presentation by Dr. Craig Howe, Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies: He Sapa and the Moral Responsibility of Sacred Places

4:00pm      Taté Walker: Reading and presentation of the Great Plains Emerging Writer Award

7:00p.m.     Keynote speaker Elizabeth Cook-Lynn

     Tuesday, March 26th

10:00a.m.   Panel 2 on Vine Deloria Jr.: Blinded By Science! Vine Deloria Jr.’s Critique of Archeology (David Martinéz) and DeVine Attitude: Changing Attitudes and Kicking up Dust (Holly Boomer)

11:00a.m.    Faculty workshop with Prof. Steven Wingate: “So You Want to Write a Screenplay”

12:00           Lunch break

2:00p.m. (A)    Creative Writing Pedagogy Workshop with Dr. Christine Stewart and Carrie Oorlong

2:00p.m. (B)    Creative writing workshop for young writers with Steven Wingate and Darla Bielfeldt (Pioneer Room, SSU 265)

3:00p.m.     Celebration Reading and presentation of Norgren and Witherington prizes (reception to follow)

7:00p.m.     Reading: Gary Dop, recipient of the inaugural Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize.


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