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.

9:00am

Welcome (Dean Dennis Papini)

Dedications and Recognition of Sponsors (Prof. Jason McEntee)

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

10:00am

Davin Heckman (Winona State University)

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

11:00am

SDSU Faculty Forum on Digital Practices

Jenn Anderson (Communication Studies)

Brian and Rebecca Britt (Journalism and Mass Communication)

Jason McEntee and Steven Wingate (English)

1:00pm

Readings by the SDSU Veterans Writing Group

2:00pm

Readings by the Oak Lake Tribal Writers’ Society

Presentation of the Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award

3:30pm

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

7:00pm 

Keynote Address from Dr. Janet H. Murray

“The Role of the Humanities in the Digital Age”

McCrory Gardens Education & Visitor Center