USD Hosts Vermillion Literary Project Writer's Festival

Vermillion Literary Project photo Devel Crisp, the 2016 Omaha Slam Poetry Champion and poetry coach at the Nebraska Writers Collective, will lead a poetry workshop during this year's Writers' Festival.

Update: Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed until further notice.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The Vermillion Literary Project will host its annual Writers’ Festival at the Muenster University Center on the University of South Dakota campus Feb. 23.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the event begins with a 9 a.m. poetry writing workshop led by visiting scholar Christine Stewart-Nunez, an associate professor at South Dakota State University. Her piece “An Archeology of Secrets” was a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2012. The event is followed by a reading with USD grad student Teri Kramer-Mandel.

At 1 p.m., Devel Crisp, the 2016 Omaha Slam Poetry Champion and poetry coach at the Nebraska Writers Collective, will lead a poetry workshop followed by a reading with USD grad student David Levine.

The evening concludes with a free reading and poetry slam emceed by Devel Crisp at the Varsity Pub at 7 p.m.

All events are open to the public. Some events require a small fee. For registration, writers' bios and additional info, please visit the Vermillion Literary Project's website.

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