Author's Forum Presents: Dakota, or What's a Heaven For: A Conversation with Brenda Marshall and Tom Fricke


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  • Host Department: Institute for the Humanities
  • Date: 11/17/2010
  • Time: 5:30PM - 7:00PM

  • Location: Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, Library Gallery, room 100, 913 S. University

  • Description: Dakota: Or What's a Heaven For is literary historical fiction set in 1873-1883 in Dakota Territory. A brave and moving epic, it weaves public and historical events into an unexpected love story. Tonight, writer Brenda Marshall and anthropologist Tom Fricke discuss their North Dakota beginnings, writing, inspiration, history, and Marshall's "sprawling tale of desire, ambition, and transformation."