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Writer to Writer: Marcie Rendon & Leya Hale
September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writer to Writer is a series featuring conversations between BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) writers.
Join author and playwright, Marcie Rendon (White Earth Nation) and documentary producer Leya Hale (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations) in a conversation on their writing and their lives. They will also discuss issues that affect their Indigenous communities such as generational trauma, reclaiming Indigenous cultures and languages, murdered and missing Native people and more. Collaborator: More Than a Single Story. This program is funded by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Marcie Rendon, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is an author, playwright, poet and freelance writer. Also a community arts activist, Rendon supports other native artists/writers/creators to pursue their art, and is a speaker for colleges and community groups on Native issues, leadership and writing.
Leya Hale comes from the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations. She makes her home in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her companion and children. She is a producer for Twin Cities PBS and is best known for her first feature documentary “The People’s Protectors,” a Vision Maker Media grant production and winner of the 2019 Upper Midwest Emmy Award for Outstanding Cultural Documentary.
The Zoom link to the live online discussion will be emailed to registrants in advance. If you’re new to Zoom, check Getting Started with Zoom.