The 37th Great Plains Writers' Conference: panels examining the legacy of Vine Deloria, Jr.

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Great Plains Writers’ Conference, South Dakota State University

The 37th Great Plains Writers' Conference, 
March 24-26, 2013
, South Dakota State University, Brookings SD.

March 26, 2013 would have marked the 80th birthday of the late Lakota author Vine Deloria, Jr., arguably one of 20th century America's most vibrant and far-reaching thinkers and authors. The Great Plains Writers' Conference welcomes papers, presentations, and creative works that examine Deloria's legacy and footprint in the variety of academic fields his work has touched, ranging from American Indian studies to anthropology to theology, as well as the mark he left as an activist.

Scheduled keynote speakers are Philip Deloria and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn. Presented in cooperation with SDSU's American Indian Studies Program and the American Indian Education and Cultural Center.

Please send an abstract of 250-300 words along with a cover letter describing your specific interest in Deloria's work to by November 15, 2012.