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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
Mar 2014 Charles Bowden & Molly Molloy
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