The Wallace Stegner Lecture

Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, has a history of presenting an annual lecture titled after Wallace Stegner. The Annual Stegner Lecture has long been a literary-cultural highlight for the LCSC community since its creation in 1982. The annual lecture features discussions about the writer’s relationship with the physical and psychological territories in which he or she resides.

  • Elizabeth Bradfield, November 13, 2020- "Decolonizing the 'Exploration Narrative'"
  • Camille Dungy, Februrary 16, 2018 - "The Native Home of Hope"
  • Pete Fromm, October 28, 2016 - Original Reading "The Names of the Stars: A Life in the Wilds"
  • Natalie Diaz, April 8, 2016 - "Yes, Pain but Also Tenderness"
  • David Quammen, March 12, 2015 - Original Reading "Ebola"
  • Katie Ford, October 13, 2013 - Original Reading
  • Kim Barnes, March 1, 2013 - Original Reading " Kingdom of Men"
  • Brian Turner, Februrary 24, 2012 - Original Reading
  • Robert Wrigley, December 3, 2010 - Original Reading
  • Scott Russell Sanders, October 23, 2009 - Original Reading "A Conservationist Manifesto"
  • Gary Holthaus, April 24, 2009 - "Learning Native Wisdom"
  • Rick Bass, September 26, 2007 - "Vanishing Wilderness"
  • Judy Blunt, March 9, 2007 - "Breaking Clean"
  • Kelly Cherry, March 30, 2006 - "The Globe and the Brain: One Place in Fiction"
  • Kathleen Dean Moore, October 6, 2004 - CANCELLED
  • John Rember, March 5, 2004 - "Reconstructing a Lanscape of Hope"
  • John N. Maclean, October 18, 2002 - "The Arsonist, the Watch and Sherlock Holmes"
  • Teresa Jordan, October 19, 2001 - "Riding the White Horse Home"
  • Patricia Nelson Limerick, October 23, 1999 - "Handbook for the New West"
  • Mary Clearman Blew, September 25, 1998 - "Crossing the Great Divide"
  • Frederick Turner, September 19, 1997 - "Thoreau and the West"
  • Ursula Hegi, September 20, 1996 - "Tearing the Silence"
  • Bill Kittredge, September 22, 1995 - "Reimagining Desire"
  • David James Duncan, October 7, 1994 - "Fighting Words" The Pen, the Tongue, and the Comic Struggle to Control Them"
  • Terry Tempest Williams, September 25, 1993 - "Discussing Stegner: His Parting words and his Legacy"
  • Peter Matthiessen, September 11, 1992 - "Fiction Versus Non-Fiction"
  • Linda Hogan, March 17, 1992 - " Language as a toll: it works inside"
  • James Welch, March 19, 1991 - "The Last Stand"
  • Tillie Olsen, March 23, 1990 - Original Reading
  • Peter Dexter, April 21, 1989 - Original Reading
  • Robert Stone, April 22, 1988 - "Problems in Contemporary America"
  • Norman Maclean, May 1, 1987 - Original Reading
  • N. Scott Momday, April 25, 1986 - Original Reading
  • Edward Abbey, March 29, 1985 - "Dead Horses and Sacred Cows"
  • Edward Abbey, April 27, 1984 - "What Seems to be the Trouble Here?"
  • Larry McMurtry, May 6, 1983 - Original Reading
  • Wallace Stegner, March 12, 1982 - "What is a western writer?"