Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College
  • Contemporary Writers Series

Season 26 of the Contemporary Writers Series will feature Native Voices in Literature

Eric Gansworth
Thursday, September 15, 2022

Eric Gansworth, Sˑha-weñ na-saeˀ, (Onondaga, Eel Clan) is a writer and visual artist, born and raised at Tuscarora Nation. The author of twelve books, he has been widely published and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions. Lowery Writer-in-Residence at Canisius College, he has also been an NEH Distinguished Visiting Professor at Colgate University. His work has received a Printz Honor Award and was Longlisted for the National Book Award and has received a PEN Oakland Award and American Book Award. Gansworth’s work has been also supported by the Library of Congress, the Arne Nixon Center, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Saltonstall and Lannan Foundations and the Seaside Institute. 

Eric will perform September 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Kretschmer Recital Hall in the Art & Music Center on the campus of Aquinas College. This event is free and open to the public.

Angeline Boulley
Thursday, November 10, 2022

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. "Firekeeper's Daughter" is her debut novel.

Angeline will perform November 10, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Kretschmer Recital Hall in the Art & Music Center on the campus of Aquinas College. The event is free and open to the public.

Anton Treuer
Thursday, February 9, 2023

Dr. Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of many books. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is Editor of the "Oshkaabewis" (pronounced o-shkaah-bay-wis) Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. Dr. Treuer has presented all over the U.S. and Canada and in several foreign countries on Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask, Cultural Competence & Equity, Strategies for Addressing the “Achievement” Gap, and Tribal Sovereignty, History, Language, and Culture. 

Anton will perform February 9, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Kretschmer Recital Hall in the Art & Music Center on the campus of Aquinas College. This event is free and open to the public.

CMarie Fuhrman
Thursday, April 13, 2023

CMarie Fuhrman is co-editor of "Cascadia: A Field Guide Through Art, Ecology, and Poetry" (Mountaineers Press, 2023), co-editor of "Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry Craft and Conversations" (Tupelo Press 2019), and the author of "Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems" (Floodgate 2020). She serves as the 2021-2023 Idaho Writer in Residence, where she lives.

CMarie will perform April 13, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Kretschmer Recital Hall in the Art & Music Center on the campus of Aquinas College. This event is free and open to the public.