Great Plains Lecture: Discovering Rachel Dupree: Writing Historical Fiction in the Great Plains

Oct 24 2019 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

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About this event
Join us for a talk by historical novelist Ann Weisgarber. Weisgarber will speak about the process of constructing historical fiction in her first book, “The Personal History of Rachel DuPree. Her character, Rachel DuPree,” an African-American woman, left Chicago with her husband to claim homesteads in the Badlands of South Dakota in 1917. The book won the Stephen Turner Award for New Fiction and the Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction. In England, the novel garnered nominations for the 2009 Orange Prize and the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers. Weisgarber’s book, “The Promise,” was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction and a finalist for the Spur Award for Best Western Historical Fiction and the Ohioana Book Award for Fiction. Her latest book, “The Glovemaker,” set in Utah, was released in 2019. Weisgarber currently lives in Galveston, Texas.
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Center for Great Plains Studies
1155 Q St
Lincoln, NE 68588
United States
Phone: 402-472-0602