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John R. Milton Writers' Conference

About the Conference

The biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference was established in 1998 to celebrate the life and work of University of South Dakota English Professor and South Dakota Review founder John R. Milton. The conference pays tribute to John R. Milton's lifelong engagement with and commitment to Western writers and literature.

Typically, the conference showcases an exciting roster of award-winning authors, as well as a series of creative and critical panels comprised of writers and scholars from all across the nation exploring a conference theme. This unique conference celebrates both our regional and our national literary culture. 

For more information, please visit the Conference Website.

Conference Sponsors

The John R. Milton Writers' Conference is sponsored by USD College of Arts & Sciences, USD English Department, Barnes & Noble, The South Dakota Review, the John R. Milton Foundation, and the Wayne S. and Esther M. Knutson Foundation under the auspices of USD College of Fine Arts, as well as by grants from the South Dakota Humanities Council.