Winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Award for National Monuments, Michigan State University Press, Heid E. Erdrich has authored four books of poetry and co-edited Sister Nations: Native American Women on Community. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. She attended Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins University. Heid taught college writing for two decades, including many years as a tenured professor. Since 2007, Heid has worked with American Indian visual artists as a curator and has founded a press to publish Ojibwe language books. She regularly serves as a visiting author for colleges, universities and libraries. Heid offers writing workshops and retreats through Split Rock Arts and the Madeline Island School of Art.
READING – June 16th – 7pm at the Native American Resource Center Heid will be reading poetry and brief non-fiction. The reading is free and open to the public. WORKSHOP – June 18th - 9am to noon - Bringing in the Sheaves, a multi-genre workshop on writing with an eye toward creating a book. Limted space – $35 per person, $20 for students.
You can find more information on Heid’s reading and workshop and other BCAC Spoken Word Events here.