19: Vassar College, Guest Lecturer, "Native American Women" course with Professor Molly McGlennan. Virtual.
21: 3:00 PDT, 6:00 EDT. Lecture, “Stories We Have Never Even Whispered:” The Return of California Indian Poetry. CSU-Channel Islands. Virtual.
25-30: In-Na-Po. Faculty. Indigenous Nations Poets Inaugural Retreat to be held in Washington DC, April 25-29.
7-8: Bay Area Book Festival, Berkeley, CA. Saturday, May 7, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM. Panel: "Cultures and Complexities: California's Hidden Stories in History, Fiction, and Memoir," at Residence Inn -Ballroom 1. Panel: William J. Bauer, Deborah Miranda, Susan Straight. Book signing will follow.
3: KEYNOTE. California Indian Studies and Scholars Association (CISSA), "Still Bad Indians: 10 Years Later Symposium," in the Round Lab (INTS 1111 - CHASS) at University of California, Riverside. Hybrid virtual/f2f. I will participate virtually. Click here to register.
8: Read & Write with Wendy Call: Collage and Commentary in Deborah Miranda’s Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir
June 8 @ EST 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. $40. Tickets & Registration. Virtual Event with Wendy Call
Accompanied by questions to guide your reading and prompts to inspire new writing, Wendy Call’s talk will delve into Bad Indians and how it was made, as well as connecting it to other contemporary literary works by Indigenous authors. The operating principles of the book are decolonization and survivance—both key concepts for all U.S. writers as we reckon with history and loss in these pandemic times. The book’s organizational principle is collage—a literary strategy that has gained greater resonance with this decade’s experiences of isolation and fragmentation.
Wendy Call is co-editor of the craft anthology Telling True Stories (Penguin, 2007); author of the award-winning nonfiction book No Word for Welcome (Nebraska, 2011); and translator of In the Belly of Night and Other Poems (Pluralia, 2022) and Nostalgia Doesn’t Flow Away Like Riverwater (Deep Vellum, 2023), both by Indigenous Mexican (Zapotec) poet Irma Pineda. Wendy teaches in Pacific Lutheran University’s MFA program, the Rainier Writing Workshop. Her nonfiction and translations have been supported by the Fulbright Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, and the local and statewide arts commissions of Seattle, where she lives on unceded Duwamish land.
Members $30 | General Public $40