2018 Conference

Great Plains Writers Conference 2018 Schedule

The GPWC is back this year (Friday March 23-Sunday March 25) with a new focus on intimate conversations about the writing craft. More detail on events and presenters will follow shortly. 

All Events in SDSU Student Union, Hobo Day Gallery /Campanile Room. Events marked with an * include a book signing. 

Friday March 23rd

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.               Welcome & Kickoff Reading: Women Poets Collective *

Saturday March 24th

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.              Patrick Hicks (Workshop)

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.            Steven Wingate (Craft Talk)

12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.             Barbara Duffey (Lunch & Reading) *

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.               Heidi Czerwiec (Workshop)

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.               Steven Wingate (Reading) *

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.               Roundtable: Routes to Publication  

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.               Patrick Hicks (Reading) *


Sunday March 25th

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.              Christine Stewart-Nuñez (Workshop)

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.            Barbara Duffey (Workshop)

12:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m.            Heidi Czerwiec (Lunch & Reading) *

1:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m.              Christine Stewart-Nuñez (Reading) *

2:45 p.m. -4:00 p.m.              Manuscript consultations**

**For an additional fee of $1 per page, you may submit a manuscript for critique by one of the featured writers or writers in the Women Poets Collective. Please contact Tiffani Pirner at Tiffani.Pirner@sdstate.edu for details if you are interested. Manuscript deadline: February 23.

Conference Fees

All readings are free and open to the public.

All workshops, craft talks, roundtables, and manuscript consultations require registration, which includes all workshops/craft talks/roundtables, two lunches, and appetizers Saturday afternoon.

Early Registration: (Before February 28, 2018): $55.

Regular Registration: (Before March 16, 2018): $75.

Student Registration: (high school or university): Before March 16, 2018: free. (Student registration includes all workshops/craft talks/roundtables and appetizers Saturday afternoon. Although this is free, we still need participants to register!)

To register: Contact Tiffani Pirner at Tiffani.Pirner@sdstate.edu.