Welcome to the Native American Literature Symposium Website

With literature as a crossroads where many forms of knowledge meet—art, history, politics, science, religion—we welcome once again spirited participation on all aspects of Native American studies.  We invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops, as well as retrospectives and forecasts for the future of the literatures of Indigenous peoples. 

The Native American Literature Symposium 2011
March 17 - 19, 2011
Isleta Casino & Resort
Albuquerque, New Mexico

This Year's Keynote Speakers

Heid Erdrich

Linda LeGarde Grover

Linda LeGarde Grover

Heid E. Erdrich is author of four poetry collections, most recently National Monuments from Michigan State University Press. Cell Traffic: New and Selected Poems is forthcoming in 2012. Heid Erdrich also authored "The Mother's Tongue," Salt Publishing's "Earthworks" series, and co-edited Sister Nations: Native American Women on Community, Minnesota Historical Society Press. Heid won the Minnesota Book Award in 2009 for her book of poetry "National Monuments."

Linda LeGarde Grover is an assistant professor of American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She is the coauthor of A Childhood in Minnesota: Exploring the Lives of Ojibwe and Immigrant Families 1880–1920 and the author of a poetry chapbook, The Indian at Indian School. Her 2010 book "The Dance Boots" won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.



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Deadline: February 15

NALS 2011
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