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Mark Your Calendars for the 2021 Pilster Great Plains Lecture & Mari Sandoz Symposium!

"The Life Of Mari Sandoz"

September 23-24, 2021 in Lincoln, Nebraska

This year's event is being presented in partnership with the Center for Great Plains Studies on the Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and will be held in the Great Plains Art Museum.

Program Highlights Include:

The Annual Pilster Great Plains Lecture will be presented by Shannon Smith, Executive Director Emeritus of the Wyoming Humanities Council and will take place on Thursday, September 23 from 3:30 to 5:00 PM

The Sandoz Symposium on Friday, September 24 will run from 8:00 AM to 12:00 NOON and will feature-

  • "Mari Sandoz and Her Cities" with presentations by Jamison Wyatt on Mari’s time of residence in Lincoln; Dr. Margaret Frisbee on Mari’s years in Denver; Dr. Elaine Marie Nelson on Mari’s long residence in New York City.
  • "Mari’s Groundbreaking Research and Writing in the West" by Dr. Jillian Wenburg
  • "Mari and Hollywood" by Dr. David Nesheim 
  • Special presentation by the 2020-2021 Sandoz Scholar, Broc Anderson

Plan now to attend either in-person or virtually. Watch this website, your email, and all of our social media channels this summer for the official announcement and information on how to register for this event!

Lodging is available at the Embassy Suites Hotel just a block away from the events. We will be providing special room block information when we open registration this summer.