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UND Writers Conference Schedule

2019 UND Writers Conference

All events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 20
 10:00 a.m. Public Readings
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
 12:00 noon Panel: "We Are Here" (Heid E. Erdrich, Patrick Martinez, Tommy Orange) 
Moderator: Crystal Alberts, Associate Professor of English
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Ballroom
 1:30 p.m. Film: LA 92 (Dir. Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin, 114 min.) selected by Patrick Martinez
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
 2:00 p.m. Community Workshop: Poetry (registration required) 
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Badlands
 4:00 p.m. Presentation: Patrick Martinez
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Ballroom
 5:30 p.m. Film:  Little Women (Dir. Armstrong, 1994, 115 min) selected by Sarah Smarsh
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
 8:00 p.m. Reading: Tommy Orange
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Ballroom
Thursday, March 21
 10:00 a.m. Public Readings
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
 12:00 noon Panel: "Where Are We Going?" (Tommy Orange, Sarah Smarsh, Sally Wen Mao) 
Moderator: Paul Sum, Chair / Professor, Political Science & Public Administration
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Ballroom
 1:30 p.m. Film:  Blood Memory: A Story of Removal and Return (Dir. Nicholas, 2019) along with post-film discussion with producer Elizabeth Day. Film selected by Heid E. Erdrich.
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
 2:00 p.m. Community Workshop:  "How to Get Published" (registration required) 
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Badlands
 4:00 p.m. Reading: Heid E. Erdrich
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Ballroom
 6:00 p.m. Reading: Voices of the Valley
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Ballroom
 8:00 p.m. Humanities North Dakota GameChanger Event
Reading:
Sarah Smarsh
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Ballroom
Friday, March 22
 10:00 a.m. Public Readings
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor,  Lecture Bowl
 12:00 noon Panel: "Visions of the Future" (Heid E. Erdrich, Kiese Laymon, Patrick Martinez, Sally Wen Mao)
Moderator: Eric Wolfe, Chair/Associate Professor of English
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Ballroom
 2:00 p.m. Community Workshop: Fiction (registration required) 
Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Badlands
 2:00 p.m. Film:  Shanghai Express (Dir. von Sternberg, 1932, 80 min)
selected by Sally Wen Mao
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
 4:00 p.m. Reading: Sally Wen Mao
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Ballroom
 5:30 p.m. Film:  Love and Basketball (Dir. Prince-Bythewood, 2000, 124 min.)
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Lecture Bowl
 8:00 p.m. Reading: Kiese Laymon
UND Memorial Union, 2nd Floor, Ballroom