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Prospecting: Uncovering New Veins and Voices in Identity, Genre, and Place 

John R. Milton Writers' Conference logo - finding new veins and voices

Please join us October 8-10, 2020, for the 12th biennial John R. Milton Writers’ Conference at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. The 2020 conference theme, “Prospecting: Uncovering New Veins and Voices in Identity, Genre, and Place” will explore important issues of place, form and representation. The theme (“Prospecting”) refers to the search for new avenues of expression for authors. The conference panel sessions and public readings will address these and other overlapping concerns. We invite proposals for critical and creative panels, roundtables and individual submissions engaging with the exploration of our conference theme. 

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We are excited to confirm Mary Gaitskill as keynote author, and Brandon Hobson, Steven Dunn, Karen Salyer McElmurray, and Christine Stewart as featured authors; in addition, the conference will feature readings by USD’s Department of English faculty duncan b. barlow, Leah McCormack, and Lee Ann Roripaugh, and USD Writer in Residence Residence Pete Dexter.

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Keynote and Featured Readers

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Travel, Lodging and Dining Information

Contact information: Milton.Conference@usd.edu

The biennial John R. Milton Writers’ Conference is a national literary conference established in 1998 and held at the University of South Dakota.

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