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IAIA MFA Library Readings—Ruby Hansen Murray, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Ramona Emerson
December 1, 2015, 4:00 pm
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) presents readings by noted authors at 4 pm this Fall in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus located at 83 Avan Nu Po Road (eight minutes from the intersection of Rodeo Road and Richards Avenue on the south side of Santa Fe).
Ruby Hansen Murray is a writer and photographer living on Puget Island in the lower Columbia River. A member of the Osage Nation, her work appears or is forthcoming in Wild in the Willamette, Yellow Medicine Review, About Place Journal, The Lake Rises, Salal, Oregon Humanities Magazine and National Public Radio. Her photographs appear in Hinchas de Poesia, American Ghost: Poets on Life After Industry and in collaborative projects in Duende and Conversations Across Borders. She is a VONA fellow awarded residencies at the Sitka Island Institute, Playa, Jentel and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. She began an MFA in fiction at Warren Wilson College and transferred to the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Terese Marie Mailhot is from Seabird Island Band. Her work has been featured in Carve Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Burrow Press Review, and The Toast. She works as a columnist at Indian Country Today Media Network and studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts.Terese Marie Mailhot is from Seabird Island Band. Her work has been featured in Carve Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Burrow Press Review, and The Toast. She works as a columnist at Indian Country Today Media Network and studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Ramona Emerson is a Diné writer and filmmaker originally from Tohatchi, New Mexico. She received her degree in Media Arts in 1997 from the University of New Mexico and has worked as a professional videographer, writer and editor for over twenty years. Ramona is a Sundance Native Filmmakers Lab Fellow and a Time/Warner Storyteller Fellow and is a graduate of the 2013 CPB/PBS Producers Academy at WGBH Boston. Ramona just finished the first draft of her novel, Shutter and recently received her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is currently in production on her documentary, The Mayor of Shiprock which has been funded by Vision Maker Media/PBS/CPB. Emerson also received a Tribeca All Access grant for a new media/app design for The Shiprock Experience, a companion and community development project being created alongside the documentary. She currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she and her husband/producer, Kelly Byars run their production company Reel Indian Pictures with their son, Max.
For questions regarding the MFA Library Readings, please contact IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye at (505) 424-2397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MFA Library Readings are free and open to the public.