The Spring 2011 Native American Speakers Series features Evelina Zuni Lucero.
Evelina Zuni Lucero
April 28, 2011
Multicultural Center Room 129
Evelina Zuni Lucero, Isleta/Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, is the chair of the creative writing department at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is author of Night Star, Morning Star, which won the 1999 First Book Award for Fiction from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas. She co-edited Simon J. Ortiz: A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous Continuance (University of New Mexico Press, May 2009), a collection of interviews, creative pieces and critical essays focusing on the life and work of poet Simon J. Ortiz.
Ms. Lucero’s fiction has been published in various journals including the White Shell Water Place, Kenyon Review, Studies in American Indian Literatures, Oregon Literary Review, and others. Lucero has done writing residencies at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM, and Hedgebrook Women Authoring Change program at Widhbey Island in Washington. She was a Civitella Ranieri Fellow at the Civitella Ranieri International Artist Center in Umbertide, Italy, in 2004. Lucero’s novel-in-progress, whose working title is Silicon Coyote, is the story of a Pueblo journalist/fiction writer in pursuit of his Story. The theme is the intersection of history, myth and the imagination. Ms. Lucero will be discussing her novel and reading from Silicon Coyote.
This event is sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies and the Office of Academic Affairs. It is free and open to the public. Ms. Lucero's books will be available for purchase and for her to sign at the event. For more information, contact Dr. Jane Haladay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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