Great Plains History: Fictional and Real
by Jerry Wilson
Jerry Wilson lives with his poet wife Norma on the Missouri River bluff near Vermillion, South Dakota. He spends his days reading; writing fiction and non-fiction; restoring, managing and enjoying their native prairie and woods; and working for human and environmental sustainability.
Jerry earned the PhD in English from the University of Oklahoma. He taught literature and writing at several colleges and universities in Oklahoma and South Dakota before serving as managing editor of South Dakota Magazine.
His books include the just-published memoir, Seasons of the Coyote: A Year on Prairie Bluff; a historical novel, Across the Cimarron; a collection of short stories, Blackjacks and Blue Devils; an earlier environmental memoir, Waiting for Coyote’s Call; and a socio-historical travel book that took him 5,000 miles down the Pan American Highway from Winnipeg, Canada, through Watertown, to the Darien Gap in Panama, American Artery: A Pan American Journey. He is now completing a novel set mostly in Mexico, “Eden to Orizaba.”
His topic at the Spring Meeting of the Codington County Historical Society is “Great Plains History: Fictional and Real.”
Thursday, April 19, 2018
ELKS CLUB #838
600 West Kemp, Watertown, SD
5:00 PM Social Hour, 6:00 PM Dinner, 7:00 PM Presentation
Members & Non-members welcome!
Tickets – $25 per person.
Reservations and ticket purchase required by April 13 at the Museum.