Panel: The Power of Words: Indigenous Writers Workshop

In recent years, Indigenous writers have been claiming space in the literary world to great acclaim. They have also begun to gain access to traditionally white-dominated domains, including Hollywood, comics, and picture books. They are seeking to take control of their representation and to change non-Native narratives. In this Indigenous writers workshop, award-winning writers will tackle such topics as: what makes writing “Indigenous;” how they honed their craft; and ways that they try to make their writing speak truth to power. For allies, there is no better time to learn about the Native literary explosion and how important it is to support Indigenous artists. With: Manny Lieras (Diné, Comanche); Tommy Orange (Cheyenne and Arapaho); Traci Sorrell (Cherokee).

December 12th | 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm

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Panelists


Tommy Orange
Author
There There
Manny Lieras
Title VI Indian Education Coordinator
American Indian Child Resource Center
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