Keynote address for Staging the Space Between, the 21st annual conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945. This international society for the study of the period between the First and Second World Wars provides an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and research of texts, authors and new approaches to traditionally canonical works.
Speakers: Jay and Paul Fishback and Delphine Red Shirt
Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, The Last Hundred Years trilogy; its opening book, Some Luck, is the 2016 One Book South Dakota.
Michael Dirda, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book columnist for The Washington Post, is the author, most recently, of Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books. He has also published the memoir An Open Book and four collections of essays.
Dr. Marc Lynch is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He is a globally recognized frequently published expert on Middle East affairs and conflict.
Poetry reading by Christine Stewart-Nunez of the poems from her "Woman Working from Women" exhibition. This is scheduled in conjunction with the South Dakota Book Festival.