NPR's "All Things Considered" featured the North Dakota Humanities Council's writers workshops held in the oil fields of western North Dakota, the Bakken. Led by writers Deb Marquart and Taylor Brorby, both native North Dakotans, the workshops demonstrate that, along with economic development, cultural development is taking place. Ashley Price, a workshop participant, said that, "It seems to me that most people here just drink and work and sleep and drink and work and sleep. It's refreshing to find a group of people who want to do more than that." Listen  to the NPR piece and read  Marquart's and Brorby's blogs about their experience of North Dakota and the oil field writers workshops. North Dakota Humanities Council's magazine On Second Thought will feature stories written by workshop participants in its April issue.