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At one of the noon panels at the UND Writers Conference last week I half expected to see John Little in the audience, as he was at the very first one he put together I attended as a student in 1... Posted on 3/27/10 at 4:25 AM
Old friends and colleagues of John Little are chipping in for a memorial fund, a John Little Memorial Endowment, which would provide a modest annual stipend to bring a fiction writer to campus each year in his name.
Tony Kushner, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Angels in America,” and Cheryl Strayed, who wrote the acclaimed best-selling memoir “Wild,” will be among the authors featured at the 44th annual UND Writers Conference next spring in Grand Forks.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses work Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley believes horses have feelings and a point of view. Smiley was the guest, at the UND Chester Fritz Auditorium, during “A Great Conversation” that was one of the final events at this year’s UND Writers Conference. Smiley, who won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for her novel “A Thousand Acres,” read from a couple of her books and answered questions about her books and the writing process from the audience and from Sally Pyle, UND associate professor of biology and director of the honors program at UND.
Author: Human dealings with animals rife with contradictions Humans and the way they think about and live with animals is a history fraught with contradiction and hypocrisy, said Hal Herzog, author of a book called “Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat,” speaking Thursday at the UND Writers Conference in Grand Forks.
In a world constantly looking for newer, faster and better, poet and Grand Forks native Aaron Poochigian translates the works of the ancients from Greek and Latin to English to find truths undiminished by thousands of years.
Unless otherwise noted, all readings and panels will be in the UND Memorial Union ballroom. Films will be shown in the Memorial Union lecture bowl across the hall from the ballroom. All events are free and open to the public.
Here’s a look at the movies that will be part of the UND Writers Conference Film Festival. All will be shown at the UND Memorial Union lecture bowl and all are free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
43rd annual writers conference, film festival to open Tuesday at UND Memorial Union Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jane Smiley is one of seven authors who will be part of this year’s Writers Conference. The others are former Grand Forks resident Aaron Poochigian, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Pam Houston, Brenda Miller, Hal Herzog and Mark Doty.
With a theme like “Humanimal,” the film festival that will be part of the UND Writers Conference from March 27 to 31 was bound to feature movies with all kinds of animal themes. And six of the seven authors who will be guests at the writers conference obliged by choosing films that feature animal interaction with humans in traditional, scary and bizarre ways.
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