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GPWC on Hiatus

For a variety of reasons (most of them related to the ongoing budget crunch facing higher education in America, particularly in the arts and humanities) the Great Plains Writers’ Conference will be on hiatus for the 2017 session. Normally this time … Continue reading

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Schedule update on Dr. Janet Murray

Unfortunately, our keynote speaker Dr. Janet Murray will not be able to speak in Brookings due to an illness. Her lecture, which was to be held on Monday night at the McCrory Gardens Visitor Center will be cancelled. Our other … Continue reading

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GPWC’s Location

All morning and afternoon sessions will be held in the Hobo Day Gallery, located in the northwest corner of the SDSU Student Union. The 7 p.m. keynote address by Janet Murray will be held in the McCrory Garden educational center.

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2016 Conference Poster

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ANNOUNCING THE 40TH ANNUAL GREAT PLAINS WRITERS CONFERENCE!

We are pleased to announce the 40th Annual Great Plains Writers Conference keynote speaker and date.  The conference theme is “The Role of the Humanities in the Digital Age: The GPWC at 40 Years.”  The conference will take place on Monday, March 21st, 2016, with writing-themed panels/workshops … Continue reading

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Thanks for a terrific conference!

At GPWC we’ve aimed to start conversations and light fires in people, and there was plenty  of that at our 2015 iteration. Brookings was full of fired-up, energetic people who care. We couldn’t have asked for a better result (or … Continue reading

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Closing event: Dr. Vandana Shiva

Join us tonight at the SDSU Performing Arts Center at 7:00pm for a talk on “Who Really Feeds the World” by Dr. Vandana Shiva. Don’t miss it! It’s our last event for 2015–brought to you in cooperation with the Harding … Continue reading

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