2019 Conference

GPWC is back in action April 12-14, 2019 in Brookings, SD. Please save the date for the Great Plains Writers Conference 2019, which will feature the launch reading for Steven Wingate’s new novel, South Dakota Poet Laureate Lee Roripaugh, award-winning poet and essayist Jim Reese, and the talented Nebraska novelist and poet, Adrian Koesters. This weekend will also include the launch of Oakwood and the Norgren/Witherington Contests for Youth Celebration Reading as well.  We hope to see you at the events below!


Friday April 12th:  Briggs Library Archives

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.               Kickoff Keynote: Steven Wingate (Reading; includes book signing)

Saturday April 13th:   SDSU Student Union, Hobo Day Gallery /Campanile Room

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.               (Flash) Prose Sharing Workshop

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.             Jim Reese (Workshop)

12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.             Open Mic Lunch

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.               Adrian Koesters (Workshop)

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.               Jim Reese (Reading; includes book signing)

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.               Oakwood Launch (Reading & Reception)

7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.               SD Poet Laureate Lee Ann Roripaugh (Reading; includes book signing)

Sunday April 14th: SDSU Student Union, Hobo Day Gallery /Campanile Room

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.               Rapid Poetry Critique Workshop

10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m.             Lee Ann Roripaugh (Workshop)

12:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m.            Adrian Koesters (Lunch & Reading; includes book signing)

1:30 p.m. -3:30 p.m.              Writing Contests for Youth Celebration (Reading & Reception)

Early Registration: (Before March 1, 2019): $55 (includes all workshops, two lunches, and snacks).

Regular Registration: (Before March 21, 2019): $75 (includes all workshops, two lunches, and snacks).

Student Registration: (high school or university): Before March 21, 2019: free* (includes all workshops). Although this is free, we still need participants to register.

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

Registration is non-refundable. One-day registration is not available.