On March 27 from 5:30-7:30 pm EST, join Vermont College of Fine Arts’s MFA in Writing & Publishing program live online for its Friday Night Reading Series featuring poet Kenzie Allen, novelist & children’s book author David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and cross-genre writer Erika T. Wurth! The event will be moderated by Director Rita Banerjee and Associate Director Lizzy Fox!
The event is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed online. Audience Members are asked to mute their microphones and turn off their video during the reading. They are welcome to switch audio and video back on when asking a question during the Q&A portion following the reading. The event will be broadcast via Google Hangouts, and you can join our readers at the following:
VCFA’s MFA in Writing & Publishing program presents:
Kenzie Allen, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Erika T. Wurth
Friday, March 27, 2020 * 5:30 – 7:30 pm EST
Join Online: https://meet.google.com/_meet/gyk-jddp-eup
Join via Phone: +1 502-208-5166, PIN: 754 370 900#
About Our Guests
Kenzie Allen is a descendant of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. She is currently a lecturer at York University and an R1-Advanced Opportunity Program Fellow and PhD Candidate in English & Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Kenzie’s most recent project is a multimodal book of poetry which incorporates intergenerational histories and diasporic movements, Haudenosaunee traditions, and archival materials of the Carlisle Indian Boarding School. She received her MFA in Poetry from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan and her BA in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. Her poems can be found in Boston Review, Narrative Magazine, Best New Poets, and other venues, and she is the founder and managing editor of the Anthropoid collective.
David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota nation, is the author of the novel Winter Counts (Ecco/HarperCollins, forthcoming 2020) and the children’s book Spotted Tail (Reycraft, 2019). His work appears in Shenandoah, the Yellow Medicine Review, Transmotion, the Criminal Class Review, and other magazines. He’s the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Ragdale Foundation residency, and the PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship and was a Tin House Scholar. He received his MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He’s associate professor of Native American studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver and lives in Colorado with his family.
Erika T. Wurth’s publications include two novels, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and You Who Enter Here, two collections of poetry, and a collection of short stories, Buckskin Cocaine. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Boulevard, The Writer’s Chronicle, Waxwing, and The Kenyon Review. She is a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Scholar, attended the Tin House Summer Workshop, and has been chosen as a narrative artist for the Meow Wolf Denver installation. She is represented by Julia Eagleton at the Gernert Agency. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.