Academic Publications Conference

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Valley City State University is pleased to host the Academic Publications Conference on April 26, 2019. This conference will be hosting several panel presentations where editors and writers will discuss aspects of the publication process, including the selection of work, editing, layout, and design. The conference will also host creative readings and presentations at our open mic event open for all participants. All panels and presentations will be held on the third floor of McCarthy on the VCSU campus. Meals and the open mic event will be hosted in the Student Center on campus.

Lunch and Dinner will be provided on Friday the 26th and snacks will be available throughout the conference.

On Friday, April 26th, there will be a keynote reading by Larry Woiwode, Poet Laureate of North Dakota, followed by a reception dinner.


The $15.00 individual registration fee will include the cost of lunch and dinner on Friday, April 26. The conference will take place at VCSU’s McFarland Hall, from 9:00-4:00 on April 26, followed by dinner, an open mic, and a reading by Larry Woiwode at 1:30 in the VCSU Allen Memorial Library.

Participants who plan to stay overnight in Valley City can contact the AmericInn for a special conference rate:

RSVP by Sunday, March 31
with the following:

the name of your publication
the name(s) and titles of each individual presenting
and dietary requests for the dinner on April 12.

Each room will have laptop hookups for projection, but let me know if you need additional a/v requirements. We look forward to seeing any digital publications.

If you would like more information, please reply. This is the first conference celebrating academic publications in our region, and we look forward to learning about your publication and welcoming you to VCSU in April!

Hotel Information
A block of rooms have been reserved at the state rate for Friday night under the 'Academic Publications Conference' at the AmericInn. To ensure a spot in the block please book your room with the AmericInn before March 29th.
AmericInn 280 Winter Show Road 701-845-5551 or 877-845-0007 (block held until 4/29)
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Contact Information

J. Gregory Brister, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Department of Language and Literature
Editor of The Forge
Valley City State University