What Would Laura Do?
The second ever multi-day conference of its kind for fans, educators, and academics who love Laura Ingalls Wilder ... Three days of research and fandom!
July 12-14, 2012
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Minnesota State University at Mankato
Not to be missed:
Special performance by Alison "Nellie Oleson" Arngrim
LIW biographer William Anderson
Little House Cookbook author Barbara Walker
Authors' reception including Barbara Walker, The Wilder Life author Wendy McClure, My Life As Laura author Kelly Ferguson, and others
The return of the National Weather Service's Barbara Mayes Boustead and physics teacher/Laura fan Jim Hicks
Original research and insight on Laura, her life, and her books
Conference-ending Spelling Bee and Silent Auction
Special post-conference field trip to Walnut Grove, Minnesota -- the setting for On the Banks of Plum Creek!
Also on the schedule is a special presentation by Dean "Almanzo Wilder" Butler and Dale Cockrell of Pa's Fiddle Recordings about the PBS Little House music special filmed last January in Nashville.
New this year! Camp Laura for kids grades K-6 (while parents are attending the conference)
Lodging options both on campus (dormitory suites; lodging package includes all meals) and off campus (special rates at local hotels; meals not included) -- SOLD OUT
Travel by air
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport: less than two hours' drive