Wayne State College

Plains Writers Series Welcomes Chris Harding Thornton

Published Tuesday, April 11th, 2023

The Plains Writers Series reading will be held at 2 p.m. April 27, followed by the Fiction Slam at 7 p.m.

Wayne State College’s Language and Literature Department, the School of Arts and Humanities, and the WSC Press are pleased to hold this Spring’s Plains Writers Series on Thursday, April 27. The Plains Writers Series is held several times a year to bring attention to the prose and poetry of Great Plains writers through reading and interacting with area audiences.

This Plains Writers Series will feature Chris Harding Thornton. The reading will begin at 2 p.m. in the lounge on the second floor of the Humanities Building at Wayne State College. This event will be livestreamed on the Plains Writers Series Facebook page.

Following the Plains Writers Series will be the Fiction Slam. The slam will be held at the Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne starting at 7 p.m., with registration starting at 6 p.m. Slam participants need two original stories and $5 registration fee. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit wscpress.com.

About the reader:
Chris Harding Thornton, a seventh-generation Nebraskan, holds an MFA from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska, where she taught courses in writing and literature. She has also worked as a quality assurance overseer at a condom factory, a jar-lid screwer at a plastics plant, a closer at Burger King, a record store clerk, an all-ages club manager, and a P.R. writer. Pickard County Atlas is her first novel.

For more information, please contact:
Chad Christensen
WSC Press Managing Editor
[email protected]