Learning Forum: Little Press on the Prairie
October 6, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmLearning Forums are thought-provoking presentations on a wide variety of topics. Each program features a 45-minute presentation, followed by an open forum with questions and discussion about the topic.
This week, Nancy Tystad Koupal presents, "The History of the Little Press on the Prairie."
Explore the lasting legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder with the director of the Pioneer Girl Project and learn about over 20 years of publishing as experienced by the South Dakota Historical Society Press.
Wilder is one of the great American storytellers. Millions of people in the United States and beyond have read her “Little House” books. Beloved by many, her writing has stood the test of time, and she continues to have stories to tell.
Founded in 2010, the Pioneer Girl Project is dedicated to researching and publishing a comprehensive edition of “Pioneer Girl,” Wilder’s autobiography, and books dedicated to exploring her life and works.
Koupal is the director and founding editor of the Pioneer Girl Project and the South Dakota Historical Society Press, which published the “New York Times” bestseller “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography.”
Koupal received a master’s degree in English from Morehead State University in Kentucky and did postgraduate work in American literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is also the editor/annotator of “Our Landlady” by L. Frank Baum and of “Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder.”
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, half-off for members. Call 605-394-6923 to reserve tickets.
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Theater map below. Seats marked ADA indicate wheelchair accessibility. Blue seats indicate space for foldout chairs, but those with ADA requirements take first priority.