|Writers Conference posters available through John Little Memorial Endowment|
Need something special for those "hard to buy for" people on your list? Each year, the UND Writers Conference produces a collectible art poster announcing the writers who will be at that year’s conference. We have a few posters left from various years; So, here’s the win-win-win situation:
You win when you make a tax-deductible donation to the John Little Memorial Endowment and get a great gift to give. Your friend/loved one wins when you give them this special poster from a significant year or with particular artwork and authors they enjoy. The Writers Conference wins when you help build the John Little Memorial Endowment honoring the man who gave us 40 Writers Conferences in Grand Forks. Actually, I guess you could say we’ve all been winning since that first Conference in 1970.
Posters will be given away on a “first-come first-serve” basis with a $50 donation to the John Little Memorial Endowment. Along with your donation, you will also receive a “Poetic License” pin (John’s N.D. license plate read “Poetic”). Interest from this endowment will allow organizers to bring a fiction writer to the UND Writers Conference in John Little’s name each year.
Make your donation by Dec. 18 to ensure delivery for the holidays. Following are the posters we have available. Snapshots of posters can be seen at http://www.und.edu/org/writers/wc-past.html .
2008 - Revolutions:
Russell Banks, Junot Díaz, Alexandra Fuller, Alice Fulton, Peter Kuper, Salman Rushdie
2007 - Writing the Body:
Stuart Dybek, Mary Gaitskill, Anne Harris (artist), Li-Young Lee, Timothy Liu, Leslie Adrienne Miller, Michelle Richmond, Miller Williams
2006 - Border Crossings:
Carol Gilligan, Barry Lopez, Robin Magowan, Sam Pickering, Mark Salzman, Fan Shen, Nance van Winckel, Branca Vilela
2003 - Art & Science:
Natalie Angier, Rafael Campo, Devra Davis, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Thomas Disch, Ted Mooney,
Pattiann Rogers, Oliver Sacks, Julia Whitty
2002 – Explorations:
Includes the recently deceased Bill Holm, as well as Kate Daniels, Sharon Doubiago, Eddy Harris, Ursula Hegi, David Treuer, Sara Wheeler
2001 – Worklife/Lifework:
Peter Carey, Gary Fisketjon, Kent Haruf, Natasha Tretheway, Joy Williams, Frederick Wiseman, Ofelia Zepeda
2000 – War:
Joseph Bruchac, Robert Clark, Mark Doty, Galway Kinnell, Victor Masayesva Jr., Peter Matthiessen, Ruhama Veltfort, Terry Tempest
1997 – Writing Nature:
Susan Griffin, Linda Hogan, Garrett Hongo, Bill McKibben, Bill Morrissey, Annick Smith, David Treuer, Meeka Walsh
We may also have some posters available from earlier years, but these are much rarer, and therefore, more valuable. Please contact us if interested in a year not listed. Send your tax-deductible donation to the UND Writers Conference, University Station, Box 7209; Grand Forks, N.D. 58202.
-- Kathy Coudle-King, co-director, UND Writers Conference, English, email@example.com, 777-2787