Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More info about Milton Conference at USD

This comes from Wyoming native and University of South Dakota English prof Lee Ann Roripaugh:

I would like to invite you to attend and/or help spread the word about our biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, scheduled October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion. This year's conference theme is "Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West," and there will be writers and scholars coming to the U. from all over the country to explore this theme in both creative readings and critical papers organized into two full days of panel sessions.

We also have a very exciting roster of featured authors reading at the conference, including a special keynote reading by Maxine Hong Kingston (shown in above photo by David Shankbone), as well as readings by Allison Hedge Coke, Wang Ping, Robert A. Roripaugh, Jim Reese, and Jim Coppoc. USD creative writing faculty Ed Allen, Brian Bedard, and Lee Ann Roripaugh will also give featured readings of their work as well, per Milton Conference tradition. Readings by featured authors (including the Maxine Hong Kingston keynote reading) will be free and open to the public.

Please consider joining us for this very special literary event, and please help us spread the word as well. Additional conference information, including a conference program/schedule, information on the featured authors, and a downloadable registration form, are available at the conference website at