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Saturday, April 27 • 10:00am - 11:00am
A Celebration of Native Voices: Readings of Poetry and Craft

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This reading features craft talks by poets whose work appears in Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft and Conversations published by Tupelo Press and edited by CMarie Fuhrman and Dean Rader This book, the first of its kind, embodies the dynamic conversations that take place in Indigenous poetry through writerly craft across generational, geographic, and stylistic divides. By foregrounding craft, we hope to initiate a conversation about Indigenous writing that moves beyond theme and narrative, considering instead the ways that form and technique can be politically charged. The discussion will be moderated by anthology co-editor CMarie Fuhrman.

CMarie Fuhrman is the co-editor of the anthology Native Voices and the forthcoming chapbook of poems Camped Beneath the Dam.  Her poetry has appeared in The Yellow Medicine Review, Broadsided Press' NoDapl Compilation, as well as many other journals and anthologies.  Her nonfiction can be found in High Desert Journal and Sustainable Play, as well as two anthologies.  CMarie is the 2019 recipient of the Grace Paley Fellowship and winner of the Burns Award for poetry.  CMarie has lived most of her life in the Rocky Mountain West and resides now in West Central Idaho. She is of Southern Ute and Italian heritage.
Dawn Pichón Barron (Choctaw/Mexican/Euro) is a writer & educator. MFA earned at Queens University of Charlotte, NC and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Indigenous Development & Advancement. She is the Director of the Native Pathways Program and member of the Faculty at The Evergreen State College. Her work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, WA 129 anthology, Barrelhouse “ALPHA” blog, Pontoon, Of A Monstrous Child, and her chapbook, Escape Girl Blues. She lives with her wingman and love spawns in the sometimes sunny Pacific NW.
Ruby Hansen Murray is a writer and photographer, who lives on an island in the Lower Columbia River. Her work appears in Moss, World Literature Today, CutBank, The Rumpus, American Ghost:Poets on Life after Industry. She’s winner of the 2017 Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, awarded fellowships at residencies in Wyoming, Homer and Sitka, Alaska and remote Eastern Oregon. She holds an MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts.
LeAnne Howe (enrolled citizen, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is a novelist, playwright, poet and documentary filmmaker.  She connects literature, Indigenous knowledge, Native histories, and expressive cultures in her work. She’s the award-winning author of Shell Shaker, and is currently at work on a new novel set in the Middle East for which she received a Fulbright Scholarship.  She’s producing a new documentary film, Searching for Sequoyah with James M. Fortier for a 2019 release. Howe is the Eidson Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia, Athens. Her newest book, Savage Conversations) is the story of Mary Todd Lincoln and the Savage spirit she imagined that tortured her nightly in 1875.
Laura Da’ is a poet and teacher. A lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Da’ studied creative writing at the University of Washington and The Institute of American Indian Arts. Da’ is Eastern Shawnee. She is a recipient of the Native American Arts and Cultures Fellowship, an Artist Trust Fellowship, and fellowships from Hugo House and the Jack Straw Writers Program.  Her first book, Tributaries, won the 2016 American Book Award. Her newest book is Instruments of the True Measure, published by the University of Arizona Press.

Saturday April 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Montvale Event Center 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

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