S226. CANCELLED: Singing Still: A Tribute to LeAnne Howe

Room 210B, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Saturday, March 7, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


As an award winning poet, playwright, novelist, scholar, and instructor, LeAnne Howe has been instrumental in transforming the landscape of Native American literature over the course of two decades. She has taught in multiple universities, lectured internationally, and helped create seminal works of literary criticism. Come celebrate Howe’s contributions to Native letters, theater, and her recent Savage Conversations with members of the Indigenous Aboriginal American Writers Caucus.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: 2020_LH_Tribute.pdf



Travis Hedge Coke is a writer, editor, and teacher, working with Along the Chaparral to story interred veterans at the Riverside National Cemetery. He is the former writer of the Hugo-nominated Pop Medicine column and current author of the weekly, Patricia Highsmash, from Comic Watch.

Oscar Hokeah is a regionalist Native American writer of literary fiction, interested in capturing intertribal, multicultural, and transnational aspects within a contemporary Native landscape. He is half Native American (Kiowa/Cherokee) and half Hispanic.

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.

Ryan Neighbors is a lecturer at Texas A&M University in McAllen where he teaches writing, literature, and film courses. His prose and poetry have appeared in a variety of journals, including Tampa Review, Stoneboat Literary Journal, The Barely South Review, and elsewhere.

Deborah Taffa teaches creative nonfiction at Washington University in St Louis. Her work has appeared in Salon, A Public Space, The Best American series, and elsewhere. She'll read her desert poetry onstage at the Lincoln Center with R. Carlos Nakai in 2020. A memoir about life on the res is forthcoming.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center