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IAIA Readers Gathering—Kahakauwila, Bitsui, Geller
Wed, July 25, 2018, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm| Free
The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents its 2018 Summer Readers Gathering July 21–28. All readings feature poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Readings will take place each night beginning at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC). The readings are free and open to the public.
“We‘re always excited to welcome Joy Harjo back to campus. This time she‘s joined as a visiting writer by two emerging writers, Rebecca Roanhorse, whose novel “Trail of Lightning” is getting a lot of attention in the Science Fiction and Fantasy world, and Danielle Geller who was a 2016 Rona Jaffe Award winner in creative nonfiction. This will be another great week of readings, and then, on Saturday, July 28, we‘ll celebrate our fifth anniversary.”
—MFA Director Jon Davis
Participating in the gathering this year are noted writers Joy Harjo (Mvskoke Nation), Danielle Geller (Navajo Nation), as well as IAIA MFA faculty members Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Sherwin Bitsui (Diné), Kimberly Blaeser (Anishinaabe), Cherlie Dimaline (Métis), Jennifer Elise Foerster (Muscogee [Creek] Nation of Oklahoma), Santee Frazier (Cherokee), Sydney Freeland (Diné), Pam Houston, Toni Jensen (Métis), Stephen Graham Jones (Blackfeet), Kristiana Kahakauwila (Kanaka Maoli/German/Norwegian), Chip Livingston (Creek), Derek Palacio, Ismet Prcic, James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk), and Ken White.
For more information, please contact MFA Creative Writing Director Jon Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 424-2365, or Assistant to MFA Creative Writing Director Jamie Figueroa (Taíno) at email@example.com or (505) 428-5932.
Support for the IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Thesis Readings is provided by the Lannan Foundation. Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.