The IAIA Win­ter Read­ers Gather­ing

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The IAIA round ta­ble: Win­ter Read­ers Gather­ing

Ma­jor names in con­tem­po­rary lit­er­a­ture come to­gether in a se­ries of pub­lic read­ings be­gin­ning Satur­day evening, Jan. 5, as part of the Win­ter Read­ers Gather­ing at the In­sti­tute of Amer­i­can In­dian Arts’ Low Res­i­dency MFA Pro­gram in Cre­ative Writ­ing. On Satur­day, IAIA fac­ulty mem­ber Tommy Or­ange (Cheyenne/Ara­paho), reads from the crit­i­cally ac­claimed 2018 novel There There, which was longlisted for the Na­tional Book Award. He ap­pears with Luci Ta­pa­honso (Diné), a pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico who was named the first poet lau­re­ate of the Navajo Na­tion in 2013. She is the au­thor of A Ra­di­ant Curve: Po­ems and Sto­ries, for which she re­ceived the 2009 Ari­zona Book Award for Po­etry.

Read­ings con­tinue nightly through Satur­day, Jan. 12, by IAIA fac­ulty mem­bers and vis­it­ing writ­ers, in­clud­ing po­ets Joan Naviyuk Kane (Iñu­piaq), Kimberly Blaeser (Anishi­naabe), and Cedar Sigo (Suquamish). Bran­don Hob­son (Chero­kee) reads on Jan. 11; he is the au­thor of Where the Dead Sit Talk­ing, a com­ing-of-age story that was a fi­nal­ist for the 2018 Na­tional Book Award for Fic­tion. The fi­nal read­ing is by Jen­nifer Elise Fo­er­ster (Musco­gee Na­tion of Ok­la­homa), the in­terim di­rec­tor of the low-res­i­dency pro­gram and au­thor of Bright Raft in the After­weather. She is joined by poet Sher­win Bit­sui (Diné), au­thor of Dis­solve, and nov­el­ist and es­say­ist Pam Hous­ton, whose mem­oir, Deep Creek: Find­ing Hope in the High Coun­try, is forth­com­ing this month. The Win­ter Read­ers Gather­ing also in­cludes a screen­ing of the film Falls Around Her, by Dar­lene Naponse (Atikamek­sheng Anish­naw­bek) and a per­for­mance by the duo IndigieFemme. — Jen­nifer Levin All read­ings are at 6 p.m. in the au­di­to­rium of the Li­brary and Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter on the IAIA cam­pus (83 Avan Nu Po Road). There is no charge for ad­mis­sion. For a com­plete sched­ule, go to

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