Author Daryl Farmer to Present at MMC's Noon Forum on February 28

February 19, 2018

In conjunction with Mount Marty College’s Noon Forum, the Great Plains Writer’s Tour announces a presentation by award-winning author Daryl Farmer. The event, which is sponsored in part by the South Dakota Humanities Council, will take place on February 28, 2018, from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in Marian Auditorium on the campus of MMC.

Daryl Farmer was born at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. A true nomad, he developed a taste for the open road at an early age and spent his life roaming the country and writing about its landscapes and people. He has lived in New Mexico, Oregon, New Hampshire, Mississippi, and Alaska, among other places.

Farmer is currently an assistant professor and the director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Adams State College in Alamosa, Colorado and a master’s and doctorate in creative writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previous to his position at the University of Alaska, he taught writing at Georgia Tech University and Stephen F. Austin State University in east Texas.

During the forum, which is free and open to the public, Farmer will discuss the creative writing process as well as his most successful works —Where We Land, a collection of short stories, and Bicycling Beyond the Divide which was the winner of a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award and also a Colorado Book Award finalist. There will also be a short question and answer session.

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