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IAIA 2017 Winter Readers Gathering—Febos, Stevens, and Ausubel

Sat, January 7, 2017, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

| Free

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering on January 7 through January 14, 2017. 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.

Participating in the readers gathering this year are noted authors Andre Dubus III, Ross Gay, Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/ Muskogee) and Syreeta McFadden, as well as MFA faculty writers Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Sherwin Bitsui (Diné), Kimberly Blaeser (Anishinaabe), Melissa Febos, Sydney Freeland (Diné), Santee Frazier (Cherokee), Manuel Gonzales, Pam Houston, Toni Jensen (Métis), Joan Naviyuk Kane (Iñupiaq), Chip Livingston (Creek), Migizi Pensoneau (Ponca), Ismet Prcic, James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk), Elissa Washuta (Cowlitz), Claire Vaye Watkins, Ken White, and Lidia Yuknavitch.

SaturdayJanuary 7, 20176 pm–7 pmMelissa Febos, James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk), and Ramona Ausubel
SundayJanuary 8, 20176 pm–7 pmSyreeta McFadden, Santee Frazier (Cherokee), and Manuel Gonzales
MondayJanuary 9, 20176 pm–7 pmChip Livingston (Creek), Marie-Helene Bertino, and Ismet Prcic
TuesdayJanuary 10, 20176 pm–7 pmElissa Washuta (Cowlitz), Claire Vaye Watkins, and Ken White
WednesdayJanuary 11, 20176 pm–7 pm
7:15 pm–9 pm
Migizi Pensoneau (Ponca), Joan Naviyuk Kane (Iñupiaq), and Andre Dubus III
First-Year Student Showcase
ThursdayJanuary 12, 20176 pm–7 pm
7:15 pm–9 pm
Lidia Yuknavitch and Kimberly Blaeser (Anishinaabe)
Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Muskogee) Film Screening
FridayJanuary 13, 20176 pm–7 pm
7:15 pm–9 pm
Ross Gay and Toni Jensen (Métis)
Second-Year Student Showcase
SaturdayJanuary 14, 20176 pm–7 pm
7:15 pm–9 pm
Sherwin Bitsui (Diné) and Pam Houston
Sydney Freeland (Diné) Film Screening

Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Director Jon Davis says, “This winter, we‘re pleased to have best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Andre Dubus III, Ross Gay (a National Book Award winning poet), and prominent political and cultural commentator Syreeta McFadden. We‘ll be celebrating the imminent release of nonfiction faculty mentor Melissa Febos’s second book Abandon Me, as well as nonfiction mentor Chip Livingston’s novel, Owls Don’t Have to Mean Death, screenwriting mentor and poet Ken White’s The Getty Fiend, and poetry mentor Joan Naviyuk Kane’s Milk Black Carbon. We’ll have after-reading film screenings of Sterlin Harjo’s Mekko and works by Sydney Freeland, director of the Emmy-nominated web series Her Story. The always popular Student Showcases will happen on Wednesday and Friday.”

To schedule an interview with Jon Davis, or any of the writers, please contact (505) 424-2365 or

The Winter Readers Gathering events are free and open to the public. Support for the events is provided by the Lannan Foundation and partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.


Sat, January 7, 2017
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
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