We take what we’re doing seriously, and here’s how we see our mission in the community–both literary and otherwise.
To continue the Conference’s tradition of supporting Great Plains writers by:
- continuing our focus on the creative work by regional writers and critical work about them.
- fostering the career development of regional writers through the Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize.
- continuing the historical connection between GPWC and American Indian writers, particularly through the Great Plains Emerging Tribal Writer Award.
To continue and expand public outreach through:
- continuing to develop awareness of the Norgren and Witherington Prize programs for junior high and high-school age students.
- developing seminars on the writing pedagogy for state and regional teachers.
- establishing craft sessions taught by SDSU faculty and guests.
To establish GPWC as a destination for not only regional but national writers by:
- working in concert with other units within SDSU to pool resources and bring in writers of national stature.
- nationally publicizing our programs and participants.