LauraPalooza 2010

LauraPalooza 2010: Legacies [See photos here]

July 15-17 2010 at Minnesota State University at Mankato, Minnesota
Winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy Award: William T. Anderson

Speakers and highlights:

  • Keynote by longtime LIW biographer William Anderson
  • Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town author  John Miller
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life author Pamela Smith Hill
  • Best-selling novelist Wendy Corsi Staub
  • Dean “Almanzo Wilder” Butler and his documentary, Life Before Laura
  • Seed wheat trip presentation by Jim Hicks
  • The Long Winter‘s weather by meteorologist Barb Mayes Boustead
  • Spelling Bee
  • Special post-conference field trip to Walnut Grove, Minnesota — the setting for On the Banks of Plum Creek

LauraPalooza In The News


Mankato Free Press ‘LauraPalooza’ coming to the big city

Mankato Free Press interviews attendees at LauraPalooza 2010

 Fans and scholars of Laura Ingalls Wilder will gather in Mankato this summer to study all things Half-Pint

Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2.7.10


A Minnesota TV spot features LauraPalooza 2010.


The Wilder Life author Wendy McClure recounts LauraPalooza 2010.

Even people who can’t attend the conference talk about it.

The Heroine’s Bookshelf author, Erin Blakemore, shares 5 things she learned at LauraPalooza 2010.

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