Hayes Presentations at UAS , UAA and Stanford
English faculty and award winning author Ernestine Hayes gave several talks this summer and has more scheduled for fall.
At the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment conference on the UAS Auke Lake campus in June, she presented, “What Shall We Do With Our Histories?” November 2 Hayes will give the same talk, which examines the recent history of Lingit Aani and its relevance to current circumstances, as part of the Evening at Egan series at the UAS Juneau campus. In July she did a reading as part of the Northern Renaissance Arts and Science program, and a talk on Cultural Diffusion in Glacier Bay Stories at the UAA-MFA in Creative Writing residency. Hayes will speak at Stanford University in October at the invitation of Professor Valerie Miner of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research. They'll be studying her book Blonde Indian as part of a Feminist Studies course, "Imagining Women: Writers in Print and in Person. Blonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir, won a 2007 American book Award, was a HAIL (Honoring Alaska Indigenous Literature) recipient, and was a finalist for the 2007 Kiriyama Prize and the 2007 PEN Creative Non-Fiction Award.