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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Honoring Carol Miller"

“Honoring Carol Miller” with poet Heid Erdrich is a VG/Voices from the Gap Event on April 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in 125 Nolte Hall. The event is to celebrate Dr. Carol Miller who is retiring May 2009.

"Honoring Carol Miller"
A VG/Voices from the Gaps Event with poet Heid Erdrich in honor of Dr. Carol Miller (UMN, Departments of American Indian Studies and American Studies; Co-founder of VG) who is retiring in May 2009. DATE & TIME: April 30, 2009, 7:00 p.m. LOCATION: Institute for Advanced Study, 125 Nolte Hall, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Please join VG/Voices from the Gaps: Women Artists and Writers of Color for a poetry reading and celebration honoring the scholarship, teaching, and expansive vision of our co-founder, Dr. CAROL MILLER, on the occasion of her retirement. An eminent scholar of Native American and women’s literature and Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor of Teaching in American Studies and American Indian Studies, Dr. Miller has been a member of the University of Minnesota faculty since 1981, where colleagues and generations of students feel enormously fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her.
The celebration will include readings by Ardie Medina; Annette Joy Whitener and Ellie; Gwen Griffin; Pauline Danforth and Guananí Gómez-Van Cortright; Carolyn Holbrook and Genesia Williams; Lisa Zhang Wharton; and featured artist HEID ERDRICH. Erdrich, a renowned poet, activist, and mentor, is the author of poetry collections National Monuments, The Mother’s Tongue, and Fishing for Myth, winner of awards from Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers, Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Archibald Bush Foundation, and co-founder of Birchbark Books Press. The event will also mark the unveiling of VG’s newly re-designed website featuring the work of women artists and writers of color from around the world.
Refreshments will be served. Community members, family, and friends are invited, and we look forward to celebrating with you!
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, tinsl013@umn.edu
Program Director, VG/Voices from the Gaps Department of English