Festival Schedule

Saturday, June 17th — STORY CATCHER FESTIVAL

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center Chicoine Atrium | Chadron State College Campus

9:00 am to 10:00 am Check-In & Continental Breakfast

9:30 am to 11:00 am Panel Presentation With Writers in Residence

  • This panel discussion will feature each of our distinguished writers in residence as they share successful strategies for publishing.

11:00 am to 12:30 pm Lunch on your own

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm Mari Sandoz Emerging Writer Lecture & Workshop

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2:00 pm to 3:15 pm Mari Sandoz Emerging Writer Lecture & Workshop

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3:30 pm to 4:45 pm Open Mic

  • Writers will have an opportunity to share their work from the retreat. Audience members may also sign up to read short pieces.

5:00 pm to 6:00pm Reception

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6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Keynote Reading Featuring Mark Halliday

  • Sometimes wry, sometimes heartbreaking, Mark Halliday's poems remind us that the human experience is never easy. In his keynote reading, Halliday will read from his most recent collection, Thresherphobe, along with other works from his distinguished career.  There will be a book signing following the reading.