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IAIA Winter Reading Series—Cedar Sigo, Toni Jensen, and James Thomas Stevens
Tue, January 7, 2020, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm| Free
The 2020 Winter Institute of American Indian Arts’ (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing (MFACW) Winter Reading Series brings together a diverse range of voices working in the literary arts. We welcome readings by new mentors David Treuer (Ojibwe) and Cedar Sigo (Suquamish). Featured writers include emerging poet and essayist Tiffany Midge (Standing Rock Sioux), fiction writer Rion Amilcar Scott, and queer Chamoru poet Lehua M. Taitano.
The 2020 Winter Reading Series happens January 4–11, 2020. Readings will take place each night beginning at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) on the IAIA campus. For directions and a map of the IAIA Campus, please visit www.iaia.edu/visit. All readings are free and open to the public.
Schedule of Readings
“The long term goal of the IAIA MFACW is to promote Indigenous intellectualism and knowledge systems through the literary arts. Many of the mentors, visiting writers, and students participating in Winter Residency are active in their home communities, which establishes a learning environment akin to the vision of Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), founder of IAIA.”
—Santee Frazier (Cherokee), MFA Program Director
See the MFACW Mentors web page to read biographies. For more information, please contact Santee Frazier at (505) 424-2365 or [email protected]. 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. For accommodations, contact the ADA office seven days in advance at [email protected] or (505) 424-5707.