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Reginald Dwayne Betts reading

Reginald Dwayne Betts reading

Destiny Garcia, News Writer

October 26, 2020

On Thursday, October 21, 2020, the University of North Dakota hosted the Writers Conference. This particular meeting was reading for Dwayne Betts. Unlike the other conferences, this call was an exclusive ready by Dwyane Betts. Reginald Dwayne Betts is an American poet, memoirist, and teacher. As a result o...

UND Writers Conference: “Class and Place”

UND Writers Conference: “Class and Place”

Destiny Garcia, News Writer

October 19, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, the University of North Dakota held yet another meeting for writers to meet and discuss their art and how their work has been affected and how their work affects others. This conferences panelist consisted of Roy G. Guzman, Laila Lalami, Dwayne Betts, along with ...

UND Writers Conference: Jenny Zhang reading

UND Writers Conference: Jenny Zhang reading

Destiny Garcia, News Writer

September 28, 2020

On Thursday, Sept. 24, The University of North Dakota held another UND’s Writers Conference. During this conference Ms. Zhang read from her debut story collection, Sour Heart, which tells the experience of adolescence through the eyes of young Chinese American girls growing up in New York City. Sour H...

UND Writers Conference: A Chat with Dr. Alberts

UND Writers Conference: A Chat with Dr. Alberts

Elise Unterseher, Arts and Community Editor

September 21, 2020

Due to the rise of COVID-19 concerns in the spring of 2020, there was a cancelation of a staple event on the University of North Dakota campus, The Writers Conference. Thankfully to the efforts of both the UND English department and the perseverance of Doctor Crystal Alberts, the conference will be taking ...

Heid Erdrich

Heid Erdrich

Noah Sell, Arts & Community Writer

March 26, 2019

This week saw the 50th Annual UND Writers Conference, a three-day event featuring panels and public readings by six talented writers of all different backgrounds. One such writer who was hosted by the event was a North Dakota local, Heid Erdrich.   Erdrich is well-known for her published coll...

Valley Voices speak during 48th annual Writers Conference

The 2017 UND Writers Conference included events such as readings by authors, question and answer sessions (pictured), guest panels, workshops and other activities. Photo courtesy of Sheila Liming.

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year in a row, the Voices of the Valley (VOTV) have participated in the annual Writers Conference. This years theme for the conference was “Citizen,” and the writers associated with VOTV decided to focus their pieces on the 20th anniversary of the Grand Forks flood of 19...

“Citizen” discussion

English associate professor Crystal Alberts poses a question to author Brian Greene during the 2016 UND Writer's Conference at the Memorial Union ballroom. Nick Nelson/ Dakota Student

Matt Eidson, News Editor

January 31, 2017

Continuing a 47-year tradition, the University of North Dakota is set to kick off the 2017 Writers Conference on March 22. This year’s Writers Conference is in good hands. Crystal Alberts, Associate Professor of English at UND, has played a part in directing the conference since 2010. Alberts makes...

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