Events

Heid E. Erdrich 

Writer-in-Residence Feb. 13 - Feb. 19, 2022

Public Reading and Conversation: Tuesday, February 15 at 7 p.m., Upper Gorecki, CSB

 Craft Talk: Thursday, February 17 afternoon (time and location TBA)

 

The Literary Arts Institute presents author and interdisciplinary artist, Heid Erdrich, a week-long writer-in-residence.

Heid will read from her work and be in conversation with the audience on Tuesday, February 15 at 7 p.m.

Heid E. Erdrich is the author of six collections of poetry. Her writing has won fellowships and awards from the National Poetry Series, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Bush Foundation, Loft Literary Center, First People’s Fund, and other honors. She has twice won a Minnesota Book Award for poetry. Heid edited the 2018 anthology New Poets of Native Nations from Graywolf Press which won an American Book Award. Her most recent poetry collection, Little Big Bully, won the Balcones Prize. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.

Heid will also give a craft talk on Thursday, February 17 in the afternoon. Details TBA.

 

Carolyn Forché

Writer-in-Residence Apr. 3 - Apr. 9, 2022

Public Reading and Conversation: Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in Upper Gorecki, CSB

 Craft Talk: Thursday, April 7 afternoon (time and location TBA)

 

The Literary Arts Institute presents poet and memoirist, Carolyn Forché, a week- long writer-in-residence. 

Forché will read from her work and be in conversation with the audience on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

Renowned as a "poet of witness," Carolyn Forché is the author of five books of poetry. Forché's first volume, Gathering the Tribes, winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, was followed by The Country Between Us, The Angel of History, and Blue Hour. Her most recent collection is In the Lateness of the World. She is also the author of the memoir What You Have Heard is True (Penguin Random House, 2019), a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman's brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others, which was nominated for the 2019 National Book Awards. She has translated Mahmoud Darwish, Claribel Alegria, and Robert Desnos. Her famed international anthology, Against Forgetting, has been praised by Nelson Mandela as "itself a blow against tyranny, against prejudice, against injustice," and is followed by the 2014 anthology The Poetry of Witness. In 1998 in Stockholm, she received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award for her human rights advocacy and the preservation of memory and culture. Forché will also give a craft talk on the afternoon of Thursday, April 7, details TBA.