39th Annual Great Plains Writers’ Conference
Inhabiting Earth: Writing, Environment, and Sustainability
March 22-24, 2015
South Dakota State University, Brookings SD
All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise indicated, all events take place in the Hobo Day Gallery/Campanile Room in the Student Union on the SDSU campus.
Sunday, March 22
6:00pm A Place to Begin: Kickoff Gathering
Food, poetry, and a brief presentation about Brookings Benchmarks by Norma Nusz Chandler of the Brookings Sustainability Council and Holly Tilton Byrne of Dakota Rural Action. Location: Dakota Nature Park Outdoor Learning Center.
Monday, March 23
11:00am “Field, Forest & Lake: Nature Writing and the Modern Environmental Movement in the Upper Midwest” with Dale Potts
3:00pm “Plunging into ‘Shibleen’” with Phyllis Cole-Dai
7:00pm: Kristen Iversen: “Full Body Burden” Location: McCrory Gardens Visitors Center.
Tuesday, March 24
10:00am “Writing about Naturalist Literature,” a panel discussion with Kathleen Danker and SDSU graduate students
11:00am Panel discussion on “Who Really Feeds the World” with Vandana Shiva and SDSU professors Meredith Redlin (Sociology), Evert Van Der Sluis (Economics), Hilary Hungerford (Geography), and Daniel Scholl (College of Agriculture)
1:00pm “The Lexicon of Sustainability” with Julie Ross
2:00pm “Magazine Writing and Sustainability” with Cory Ann Ellis
7:00pm: Vandana Shiva: “Who Really Feeds the World.” Presented in cooperation with the Harding Distinguished Lecture Series. Location: SDSU Performing Arts Center.