VLP Writers' Festival

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VLP Writers' Festival
Thursday, March 26, 2020
University of South Dakota, Vermillion

Spend a day with fellow writers. • Work on your own writing during morning and afternoon writing workshops led by published/award-winning visiting writers. • Attend readings. • Watch or participate in an evening LiTrash event. 

Featured writers will hold morning and afternoon writing workshops, where you can work closely with an established writer. No previous creative writing experience is needed.  USD grad creative writing students will present a noon reading, and our visiting writers will present an afternoon reading. Then, in the evening, join us for the popular VLP LiTrash night featuring readings and an OPEN MIC, open to anyone who wants to sign up to read their original poems, stories, or creative nonfiction.

All events are open to the public. Registration and fee for the writing workshops is required (click on registration form below); all other events are FREE.

Visiting writers' participation is made possible by Speakers Bureau grants from the South Dakota Humanities Council, by the USD Department of English, and by the VLP.
If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.