2016 Conference

40th Annual Great Plains Writers’ Conference Schedule

March 21, 2016

“The Role of the Humanities in the Digital Age: The GPWC at 40 Years”

All events are free and open to the public, and held in the Campanile Room/Hobo Day Gallery of the SDSU Student Union (SSU 169) unless otherwise indicated.


Welcome (Dean Dennis Papini)

Dedications and Recognition of Sponsors (Prof. Jason McEntee)

Remarks on 40 Years of the GPWC (Distinguished Professor Emeritus Charles Woodard)


Davin Heckman (Winona State University)

“The Role of Electronic Literature and Digital Arts in the Field of Digital Humanities”


SDSU Faculty Forum on Digital Practices

Jenn Anderson (Communication Studies)

Brian and Rebecca Britt (Journalism and Mass Communication)

Jason McEntee and Steven Wingate (English)


Readings by the SDSU Veterans Writing Group


Readings by the Oak Lake Tribal Writers’ Society

Presentation of the Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award


Celebration reading and reception for the Jerome R. Norgren Poetry Contest and Paul Witherington Creative Writing Contest for South Dakota youth


Keynote Address from Dr. Janet H. Murray

“The Role of the Humanities in the Digital Age”

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center