Inviting a scholar to join our roundtable at the Western Literature Association meeting in Big Sky, MT on Sept. 22-24, 2016. We are looking for someone who has worked or is currently working on the recovery of an American writer to discuss their process, resources, and future work. Given the audience, it would be preferable if it were a Western American writer but the generic process would be informative as well. Represented so far is Willa Cather and Sanora Babb; the former a success story and the latter one that is currently ongoing. Babb received a big boost when Ken Burns featured her and her novel, Whose Names Are Unknown, in his Dust Bowl documentary but the momentum needs to be sustained. I’d be interested to hear from anyone working on Sanora Babb. www.sanorababb.com
With the roundtable format no paper is needed but we’ll have an outline and starter questions for the discussion. Please submit a CV and description of your recovery project to Joanne Dearcopp at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline is June 1st.