Monday, November 5, 2007

Witschi at WLA

At the 42nd annual meeting of the Western Literature Association, held October 17-20 in Tacoma, WA, Nicolas Witschi presented a paper entitled "'Off the Reservation with Forty Kinds of War Paint On': Dime Novel Journalism, the Outlaw Henry Starr, and Native American Autobiography."

Also at this conference, Nic and Dr. Karen Ramirez of the University of Colorado at Boulder became co-Presidents of the Association, and together they now undertake the organizing of the 2008 conference, to be held in Boulder, CO, Oct. 1-4. Featured speakers will include William Kittredge and Patty Limerick, the Association's Distinguished Achievement Awards recipients for 2008, as well as a terrific array of scholars and creative artists. Moreover, in a collaboration with The Center of the American West, the WLA conference will run concurrently with a community-based series entitled Western Literature Week that will feature prominent Colorado and western writers speaking publicly about their work. For more information about any of these events, check in regularly at the official Western Literature Association website, where you will also find the call for papers for the 2008 conference.

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