Engage the Author!
Dr. Deborah A. Miranda is available for virtual visits (and, with luck, in-person visits later in 2022). She regularly travels to guest teach and perform her work at colleges, universities, schools, art and cultural centers, as well as appearing at literary festivals and book events. She enjoys visiting interdisciplinary programs, creative writing workshops, tribal and community colleges, and Indigenous gatherings.
Contact Deborah: badndns at gmail dot com
SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH
Deborah's research engages with Indigenous women's poetry, California Indian issues both historically and in contemporary times, and larger North American Indigenous environmental and social justice concerns. Special topics include but are not limited to California Mission and Post-Secularization eras and issues, Historical Trauma in Indigenous populations, Isabel Meadows, and Storytelling as Theory. Deborah has been a guest of Creative Writing, English, Native American Studies, Women & Gender Studies, and many other university departments.
Recent keynotes, talks and readings focused on Creative Writing (poetry, CNF, memoir) for a wide range of venues and audiences: Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., Before Time Minnesota Prison Workshop, Art Mantram Glass House International Poetry Festival, Critical Mission Studies Conference, UC Santa Barbara,The Whitney Art Museum, UNC Pembroke, Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Haverford College, LitQuake, Kenyon College, U of Illinois/ Champaign, Emory U, U of Hawai'i-Manoa, SUNY Oneonta, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, Kansas State U, Wheelock College (now Boston U), Willamette U, Pacific Lutheran U, and many others.
Published as a poet, creative non-fiction, essayist and memoirist, Deborah leads workshops and retreats in multiple genres in a variety of academic, community, and cultural settings. In addition to 20 years of teaching creative writing courses at Washington and Lee University, she has also taught workshops at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, University of New Mexico, The Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing at Oregon State University / Cascades, The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and others. Themed workshops include Writing Your Demons, The Politics and Poetry of Food, Writing Your Bad Indians, Ekphrastic Exercises, and Documentary Poetry.