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IAIA 2016 Summer Writers Festival Reading—Diane Glancy, Santee Frazier, and Pam Houston

Wed, July 27, 2016, 6:00 pm8:00 pm

| Free

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Summer Writers Festival on July 23 through July 30, 2016. Readings by noted authors will take place each night beginning at 6 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. See the Visit page for directions and a campus map.

Schedule of Readings

SaturdayJuly 23, 2016Ramona Ausbel, James Thomas Stevens, and Kimberly Blaeser
SundayJuly 24, 2016Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Theodore Van Alst, Jr., and Claire Vaye Watkins
MondayJuly 25, 2016Derek Palacio, Elissa Washuta, and Sharma Shields
TuesdayJuly 26, 2016 Chip Livingston, Ken White, and Toni Jensen
WednesdayJuly 27, 2016Diane Glancy, Santee Frazier, and Pam Houston
ThursdayJuly 28, 2016Ismet Prcic, Sherwin Bitsui, and Eden Robinson
FridayJuly 29, 2016Lidia Yuknavitch and Joseph Boyden
MFA Director Jon Davis

MFA Director Jon Davis

Participating in the festival this year are noted authors, Kimberly Blesser (Anishinaabe), Theodore Van Alst, Jr. (Lakota), Sharma Shields, Diane Glancy (Cherokee), Amanda Boyden, and Joseph Boyden (Metis/Ojibwe), as well as MFA faculty writers Lidia Yuknavitch, Pam Houston, Claire Vaye Watkins, Joan Naviyuk Kane (Iñupiaq), Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Derek Palacio, Ramona Ausubel, Melissa Febos, Ismet Prcic, Elissa Washuta (Cowlitz), Sherwin Bitsui (Diné), Santee Frazier (Cherokee), Chip Livingston (Creek), Eden Robinson (Haisla/Heiltsuk), Ken White, Toni Jensen (Métis), and James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk).

MFA Director Jon Davis said, “This Summer, we see the return of Joseph Boyden and Amanda Boyden, who have been on leave to complete various cinematic and literary projects, and, in Joseph’s case, to be appointed to the Order of Canada. Santa Fe’s own Ramona Ausubel will read on opening night from her new novel, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, which has been called one of this season’s best books by O Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Huffington Post, Elle.com, The Millions, Good Housekeeping, Chicago Tribune, and Time Magazine, among others. Melissa Febos, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Claire Vaye Watkins, Ken White, Derek Palacio, Chip Livingston, Sherwin Bitsui, Eden Robinson, and Pam Houston all have books just out or coming out in the next year or so. This will be an energized week.”

Summer Writers Festival evening readings are free and open to the public. Support for these events is provided by the Lannan Foundation.


Wed, July 27, 2016
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Auditorium
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508 United States
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