Monday, April 26, 2010

Celebrated Native Author coming to Santa Barbara - LeAnne Howe

Celebrated Native Author coming to Santa Barbara - LeAnne Howe 5/1;

Aim Santa BarbaraApril 26, 2010 at 1:57pm

Saturday, May 1, 2010
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort, Santa Barbara

The Women's Literary Festival Committee and the Festival’s generous sponsors are pleased to present this unique day devoted to all readers who want to learn more about women who write and the stories they tell.
The Festival showcases women writers, both those who are already well-known and those who may be less well-known but equally deserving of serious attention. The Festival also celebrates readers and is dedicated to promoting literacy, diversity and social justice.

This year’s celebrated authors include:
LeAnne Howe
LeAnne Howe is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She is an American Indian author, playwright, poet, and screenwriter. LeAnne is the screenwriter and on-camera narrator for the 90-minute PBS documentary, Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire, which takes her to the North Carolina homelands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to discover how their fusion of tourism, community and cultural preservation is the key to the tribe's health in the 21st century. She also authored two award-winning novels, Shell Shaker and Miko Kings, along with a collection of poetry and prose, Evidence of Red.;

And other great Non-Native Authors to be present are:

Lynne Cox;

Katherine V. Forrest;

Carol Lay;

Graciela Limón
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle

Lisa See;

For more information about Conference:!/pages/Womens-Literary-Festival-of-Santa-Barbara/123997477583

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