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IAIA Winter Readers Gathering—White, Jensen, and Bitsui
January 8, 6:00 pm–7:00 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
|Saturday||January 6, 2018||Jon Davis, Cherie Dimaline, and Pam Houston|
|Sunday||January 7, 2018||Chip Livingston, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Jennifer Elise Foerster|
|Monday||January 8, 2018||Ken White, Toni Jensen, and Sherwin Bitsui|
|Tuesday||January 9, 2018||Migizi Pensoneau, Brooke Pepion Swaney, and Sydney Freeland|
|Wednesday||January 10, 2018||Derek Palacio, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Terese Mailhot|
|Thursday||January 11, 2018||James Thomas Stevens , Ismet Prcic, and M.L Smoker|
|Friday||January 12, 2018||Santee Frazier, Ramona Ausubel, and Sterling HolyWhiteMountain|
|Saturday||January 13, 2018||Kimberly Blaeser, Tommy Orange, and Justin Torres|
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 email@example.com. 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.