University of Alaska Southeast

Susan Power Presentation and Reading

Juneau, AK
Date of Press Release: Jan. 21, 2010

Poet, writer and storyteller Susan Power will give a presentation and read from some of her works at the Egan Lecture Hall, University of Alaska Southeast, Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m. Power is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and a law degree from Harvard University. Her first book, The Grass Dancer, received a 1995 Pen/Hemingway Award.

Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in many venues, including Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Voice Literary Supplement, Ploughshares, Story Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar, and have been anthologized in many collections, including Best American Short Stories, Vintage Contemporary Short Stories, Sister Nations, and Reinventing the Enemy’s Language. She teaches in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her honors include an Iowa Arts fellow, James Michener fellow, Bunting Institute fellow, Alfred Hodder fellow, and USA Artist.

Power spent the past month in Sitka as the Island Institute artist in residence. She'll be arriving in Juneau on Thursday morning January 28 on her way back to Minnesota, and has generously agreed to layover for a couple of days in Juneau.

OTHER COMMUNITY EVENTS:
Thursday, Jan 28, noon - Brown bag event at the AK State Museum
Friday, Jan 29, 7:00p – Reading at the downtown library

Contacts:

Ernestine Hayes

UAS Assistant Professor of English

907-796-6432