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Contact:   
 
  Eric Davis,  Marketing & Communications Director
                505.424.2351, or eric.davis@iaia.edu
  Jennifer Foerster, Interim Director of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program 
                 505.424.2365, or jennifer.foerster@iaia.edu

Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)
2019 MFA Graduate Residency Readings
Public Invited to Free Readings in Santa Fe
 


SANTA FE, NM - May 2, 2019 - The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing presents  The 2019 MFA Graduation Residency Reading Schedule .  All readers listed will graduate from the IAIA Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program on May 18, 2019, at 11:00 am during the IAIA Commencement Ceremony held at the IAIA Campus.  All events are free and open to the public. 


2019 MFA GRADUATION RESIDENCY READING SCHEDULE

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Lannan Meetinghouse, 319 Read Street, Santa Fe  
7:30 pm-9:00 pm 

Jonathan Sims (Acoma Pueblo) 
Chelsea Grogan (Comanche)
Douglas Bootes (Siponi)
Josie Valdez (Jicarilla Apache)


Thursday, May 16, 2019
Lannan Meetinghouse, 319 Read Street, Santa Fe  
7:30 pm-9:00 pm 

Blue Tarpalechee (Muscogee Creek)
Natasha Terry (Diné)
Ian Geronimo 
Carey Powers



Douglas Bootes

Wakaya Wells






















Friday, May 17, 2019
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe
6:30 pm-8:00 pm 

Rebecca Johnson
Tony Pandola
Amy White (Anishinaabeg)
Wakaya Wells (Choctaw)



Blue Tarpalechee

Chelsea Grogan



Amy White


Josie Valdez



Natasha Terry


















Jennifer Foerster
[Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma] , Interim Director of the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program  remarked: "It's been an honor to learn from these tremendous students and to now celebrate their completion of the MFA and the next steps of their lives as writers. These will be powerful readings by unique and talented new literary voices."

To schedule an interview with Jennifer Foerster, or any of the writers, please contact her at 505.424.2365, or   jennifer.foerster@iaia.edu.   
  
Support for these events is provided by the Lannan Foundation



 
 
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