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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Pioneer Girl, The Revised Texts (Edited and Annotated by Nancy Tystad Koupal)
Presenter-Nancy Tystad Koupal

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Dorinda Daniel

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7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4

Nancy Tystad Koupal “Pioneer Girl: The Revised Texts.”

“Pioneer Girl: The Revised Tests” presents three typescripts of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s original “Pioneer Girl” manuscript in an examination of the process through which she and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, transformed Wilder’s autobiography into the Little House series. As Wilder and Lane polished the narrative from draft to draft, a picture emerges of the working relationship between the women, of the lives they lived and of the literary works they created.

Koupal is the retired director of the South Dakota Historical Society Press and now served as director and editor-in-chief of the Pioneer Girl Project.

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