Literary Arts Institute Lectures

A Craft Talk with Poet Heid E. Erdrich (LAI)

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The Literary Arts Institute presents author and interdisciplinary artist, Heid Erdrich, a week-long writer-in-residence. Heid presents on her writing and artistic processes, discusses the value of artistic collaboration and how it informs her work.

Heid E. Erdrich is the author of seven collections of poetry. Her writing has won fellowships and awards from the National Poetry Series, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Bush Foundation, Loft Literary Center, First People’s Fund, and other honors. She has twice won a Minnesota Book Award for poetry. Heid edited the 2018 anthology New Poets of Native Nations from Graywolf Press which won an American Book Award. Her most recent poetry collection, Little Big Bully, won the Balcones Prize. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.


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