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Steven Wingate

Topics: Literature, South Dakota, Writing

Community: Brookings

Program Types: Speakers Bureau, Virtual Program(s)
Associate Professor of English
South Dakota State University | (720) 256-8435

South Dakota Outside-In: Writing The Leave-Takers
Setting a novel in South Dakota when it’s not your native territory but your adopted one presents unique creative challenges. This presentation and craft discussion reveals the writing process–particularly the setting—for Wingate’s novel The Leave-Takers, published March 2021 by the University of Nebraska Press as part of its Flyover Fiction Series, a series dedicated to the literature of the Great Plains.

The Leave-Takers: Reading and Discussion
Wingate’s novel The Leave-Takers is a literary love story set in South Dakota that is ideal for libraries, classrooms, and book clubs.