S120. Native American Voices: A Reading from Recent Works in Native Letters

B116, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1
Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 am to 10:15 am


The proposed reading would include all Native American writers in attendance at AWP 2019 with books out in the year prior to the conference. This reading would give space for Native American writing across genres and styles. It would highlight the work of those who are part of the surge of new, exciting Native American writing, while still celebrating those in the field who continue to publish powerful works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction.



Shauna Osborn is Executive Director of Puha Hubiya, a nonprofit literacy arts organization, and the author of Arachnid Verve (a poetry collection) which was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Awards. She has also won awards from New York Public Library, AROHO, and the UNM Writers Conference.

Tommy Orange was born and raised in Oakland, California. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. His first novel is, There There.

Crisosto Apache is an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe with descent from Mescalero, Chiricahua Apache & Diné (Salt Clan born for Towering House Clan). He has an MFA from IAIA. He teaches and pursues the advocacy of Native American / Indigenous LGBTQ social injustice.

Rebecca Roanhorse is a Nebula, Sturgeon, Locus, and Hugo Finalist for her short fiction work. She is also a Campbell Finalist for 2017 Best New Science Fiction writer. Her second and third novels are forthcoming. She is represented by Sara Megibow at ktliterary.

Casandra Lopez, a Chicana/Cahuilla/Tongva/Luiseño writer is the author of the poetry collection Brother Bullet and Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of As/Us. A CantoMundo and Jack Straw fellow, and Santa Fe Art Institute, SAR, and Hedgebrook resident, she teaches at Northwest Indian College.


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