R117. Indigenous Fiction: Intersections in the United States & Canada

B114, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Thursday, March 28, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


This panel will feature Indigenous writers from Canada and the United States from a variety of literary traditions, from fantasy to realism, from work that in form moves from post-modern or surreal to linear and narrative. Though the writers are from distinct geographic and aesthetic traditions, the connections between Indigenous writers from Canada and the United States run deep, and the conversations between them hold the key to the content of much of Indigenous fiction.



Erika T. Wurth's publications include two novels, two poetry collections, and a short story collection. She teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and was a guest writer at Institute of American Indian Arts. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and is represented by Peter Steinberg.

Eden Robinson is the author of three novels, Monkey Beach, Son of a Trickster, and Trickster Drift. She is a recipient of the Writer's Trust 2017 Fellowship and Marion Engel Mid-Career Prize 2016.

Carole Lindstrom is an author of children’s literature and is the author of two picture books, including Girls Dance, Boys Fiddle. She is agented by Kathleen Rushall of Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Daniel Heath Justice holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture at the University of British Columbia. Widely published in Indigenous literary studies, his books include Why Indigenous Literatures Matter, Badger, and The Way of Thorn and Thunder.

Alicia Elliott is Creative Nonfiction Editor of The Fiddlehead. Her fiction is appearing in Best American Short Stories 2018 and her creative nonfiction has won Gold at the National Magazine Awards. Her book of essays A Mind Spread Out On The Ground is forthcoming.


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Henry B. González Convention Center