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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: 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 ...

The Truth and Lies of Art, Politics, Justice and History

Former Grand Forks Herald publisher Mike Jacobs speaks on changes in the local newspaper lansdcape as part of a media and journalism panel discussion Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

March 26, 2018

This years UND Writers Conference aimed to create discussion about the truth and lies within art, politics, justice and history. No matter what field a person is in they aim to bring light and truth into an area of darkness.  Whether it is in researching a cure for cancer or researching what happened to...

UND Writers Conference

UND Writer's Conference director Crystal Alberts introduces

Aimee Coons, Arts & Community Writer

March 26, 2018

As we trudge through a grey and temperamental spring, there is a bright ray of sunshine that the community of Grand Forks looks forward to every year: The UND Writers Conference. Amidst the snow and wind students, UND faculty and community members all flock to the three day conference to participate i...

48th annual Writers Conference begins

48th annual Writers Conference begins

Matt Eidson, News Editor

March 24, 2017

The 48th annual Writers Conference kicked off at the University of North Dakota Wednesday, March 22. The three-day event will bring students, staff, faculty and Grand Forks community members face-to-face with noteworthy authors and artists. This year, the theme for the Writers Conference is “Citizen.”...

“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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