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MFACW Class of 2023 Student Readings: Thibodeaux, Smith, Mendoza, and McNeil

Wed, May 10, 2023, 5:30 pm7:00 pm

MFACW Readings

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) on Wednesday, May 10, 5:30–7:00 pm to support and celebrate the MFA in Creative Writing (MFACW) graduating students for a public reading of their works in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and screenwriting! Join us for three nights of talent at the Lannan house, on 319 Read Street off Cerrillos near the plaza. Light refreshments will be provided. In order to enjoy drinks, food, and the lovely Lannan grounds, arriving early is recommended due to limited parking and time.

For more information, please contact Rachel Marquez, MFA Creative Writing Program Coordinator, at

MFACW Class of 2023 Student Readings

  • Monday, May 8, 6:00–7:30 pm—Diego Domenico Moreno (Pascua Yaqui Tribe), Laureli Veronica Ivanoff (Native Village of Unalakleet), Jeffrey Lynn Haozous (Fort Sill Apache), Renda Dionne Madrigal (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), and Myeekay Charlie Joe Notah (Navajo Nation)
  • Tuesday, May 9, 6:00–7:30 pm—Sabrina Saleha Ahmed (Navajo), Brandon Scott Bombardier (Caddo Nation of Oklahoma), Ibe Jared Liebenberg (Chickasaw Nation), and Kira Hayen Poole (Caddo Nation of Oklahoma)
  • Wednesday, May 10, 5:30–7:00 pm—Cressandra Thibodeaux (Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Ojibwe), Anastasia Doralee Lorelei Smith (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), Joelle Estelle Mendoza (Diné and Apache), and T’naa Zake-eesh McNeil (Tlingit) (remote reading)

MFA in Creative Writing

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is designed as a two-year program with two intensive week-long residencies per year (summer and winter) at IAIA. Students and faculty mentors gather for a week of workshops, lectures, and readings. At the end of the residency week, each student is matched with a faculty mentor, who then works one-on-one with the student for the semester. IAIA’s program is unique in that we emphasize the importance of Indigenous writers speaking to the Indigenous experience. The literature we read carries a distinct Native American and First Nations emphasis. The MAFCW offers four areas of emphasis: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.


Wed, May 10, 2023
5:30 pm–7:00 pm
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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)


Lannan House
319 Read Street
Santa Fe, 87501
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