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Prairie Gate Literary Festival

During the seventh annual Prairie Gate Literary Festival, October 10-12, 2019, aspiring writers and literary enthusiasts will experience free public readings from nationally and internationally-recognized authors.

We are excited to be bringing the following authors to UMN Morris in 2019:

  • Ariel Gordon
  • Alan Shapiro
  • Sarah Stonich
  • Bill Willingham

The mission of the festival is to provide the University of Minnesota, Morris and Lake Region of Minnesota unique opportunities to learn from and interact with published writers and other professionals in the field of literary arts through such activities as readings, workshops, and panel discussions. Invited authors are chosen partly for the diversity of their backgrounds and styles, and are meant to appeal to a wide variety of audience members. This year features events that are bound to please as the Prairie Gate Literary Festival builds the role of the literary arts in our community!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grantsfrom the Lake Region Arts Council and through a legislative appropriationfrom the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund. In addition, the PGLF issponsored by Briggs Library, Briggs Library Associates, the Office of theVice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the UMN Morris Medieval Studies discipline and the Friends of the Morris Public Library.

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