F161. Savage Sunsets: A Memorial Tribute to Adrian C. Louis

Room 213, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, March 6, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am


In 2018, one of Native America’s most prolific authors passed on, leaving a long list of literary achievements, 20 influential books, a feature film, and the saddened dystopian cornfields where he enjoyed lurking. “Earth bone connected to the spirit bone.” Who can refuse a toast to work described as wild, foolish, poignant, cartoony, and brilliant? Celebrate Louis's contributions to Native letters, his pedagogical legacy, and his affinity to dark raw edges with the Indigenous Aboriginal Caucus.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: 2020_ACL_Tribute.pdf



Tacey M. Atsitty, Diné, is a recipient of numerous prizes and awards. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, Prairie Schooner, Crazyhorse, Literary Hub, and other publications. Her first book is Rain Scald.

Kenzie Allen is a descendant of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, a lecturer at York University, and a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. She is the managing editor of Anthropoid, and her poems have appeared in the Iowa Review, Narrative, Indiana Review, and other venues.

Shari Crane Fox comes from Cherokee, Lakota, Blackfoot, and Irish roots. She holds advanced degrees from the University of Arizona, UCSD, Stanford and Mayo Clinic. A psychiatrist and poet, she works with disadvantaged youth.

Erika T. Wurth's publications include two novels, two poetry collections, and a short story collection. She’s a Kenyon Review Workshop Scholar and is attending Tin House Summer Workshop. She teaches creative writing at WIU and was a guest writer at IAIA. She’s Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee.

Crisosto Apache is an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe with descent from Mescalero, Chiricahua Apache, and 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.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center