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Great Plains Writers' Tour


Great Plains Writers' TourMount Marty College is home to the Great Plains Writers' Tour, which brings award-winning professional writers to campus for readings and class workshops. Previous authors include former United States poet laureate Ted Kooser, American Book Award winner Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, David Lee, and William Kloefkorn, amongst others.

The Great Plains Writers' Tour is comprised of a series of readings and discussion programs that explore various arts and humanities components - poetry, performance poetry and storytelling. Through poetry and prose presentations authors carry on a tradition of storytelling that is rooted in Midwestern and Plains culture.


Past Presenters
Nov 2013 Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Mar 2013 Writing for Transformative Justice
Feb 2013 Dan O'Brien
Sept 2012 William Trowbridge
Apr 2012 George Bilgere
Feb 2012 David Lee & Neil Harrison
Nov 2011 Lisa Sandlin & Barbara Schmitz
Oct 2011 Sarah McKinstry-Brown & Marge Saiser
Mar 2010 Neil Harrison & Don Welch
Oct 2010 Daryl Farmer
Feb 2010 Kent Meyers
Oct 2009 Vivian Shipley
Mar 2008 Maria Mazziotte Gillan
Oct 2007 Dave Pichaske & Patrick Hicks
Sept 2007 Brian Bedard & John Price