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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—Davis, Dimaline, and Houston

Sat, January 6, 2018, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

| Free

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents the Winter Readers Gathering January 6–13, 2018. 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

SaturdayJanuary 6, 2018Jon Davis, Cherie Dimaline, and Pam Houston
SundayJanuary 7, 2018Chip Livingston, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Jennifer Elise Foerster
MondayJanuary 8, 2018Ken White, Toni Jensen, and Sherwin Bitsui
TuesdayJanuary 9, 2018Migizi Pensoneau, Brooke Pepion Swaney, and Sydney Freeland
WednesdayJanuary 10, 2018Derek Palacio, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Terese Mailhot
ThursdayJanuary 11, 2018James Thomas Stevens , Ismet Prcic, and M.L Smoker
FridayJanuary 12, 2018Santee Frazier, Ramona Ausubel, and Sterling HolyWhiteMountain
SaturdayJanuary 13, 2018Kimberly Blaeser, Tommy Orange, and Justin Torres
MFA Director Jon Davis

MFA Director Jon Davis

Participating in the gathering this year are noted authors Cherie Demaline (Métis), M.L. Smoker (Sioux/Assiniboine), Sterling HolyWhiteMountain (Blackfeet), Brooke Pepion Swaney (Blackfeet/Salish), and Justin Torres—as well as IAIA MFA Faculty Ramona Ausubel, Marie-Helene Bertino, Sherwin Bitsui (Diné), Kimberly Blaeser (Anishinaabe), Jennifer Elise Foerster (Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma), Santee Frazier (Cherokee), Sydney Freeland (Diné), Pam Houston, Toni Jensen (Métis), Joan Naviyuk Kane (Iñupiaq), Chip Livingston (Creek), Terese Mailhot (Seabird Island Band), Tommy Orange (Cheyenne/Arapaho), Derek Palacio, Migizi Pensoneau (Ponca), Ismet Prcic, James Thomas Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk), and Ken White.

“Our amazing faculty readers will be joined by Justin Torres, whose debut collection appeared on nearly all the ‘best of’ lists when it came out in 2011, and four emerging Indigenous writers from Montana and farther North. Cherie Dimaline’s ‘The Marrow Thieves’ just won both the Governor General‘s Award and the Kirkus Prize for Young Adult Literature. We‘ll be celebrating the imminent release of lAIA alumna and faculty mentor Terese Mailhot‘s book ’Heart Berries’ on Wednesday evening.”
—Jon Davis, MFA Director

Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Jon Davis at (505) 424-2365 or Support for these events is provided by the Lannan Foundation and New Mexico Arts. Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers Tax.


Sat, January 6, 2018
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)


Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Auditorium
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508 United States
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