Juniper Summer Institute Reading Series Hosts CA Conrad and LeAnne Howe
June 20, 2019
UMass Amherst Campus
CA Conrad is the author of nine books of poetry and essays including While Standing in Line for Death, which received the 2018 Lambda Award, A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon, and The Book of Frank. A recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, they also received The Believer Magazine Book Award and The Gil Ott Book Award.
LeAnne Howe's Savage Conversations from Coffee House Press, February 2019, is set in 1875 and is the story of Mary Todd Lincoln and a Savage Indian spirit she invented who tortures her nightly. A citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, her awards include the Western Literature Association’s 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award for her body of work; the inaugural 2014 MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures; a 2012 United States Artists Ford Fellowship; a 2010 Fulbright Scholarship to Jordan; and an American Book Award in 2002 for her first novel, Shell Shaker.
Books will be available for sale, and the authors available for signings.
The Juniper Summer Writing Institute, in association with the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers, brings together writers of all levels to work closely with world-renowned poets and writers. Workshops in poetry, fiction, and memoir are the heart of the program that includes craft sessions and manuscript consultation with guest writers. It is supported, in part, by the University of Massachusetts Amherst English Department, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Amherst Books, Factory Hollow Press, Fiction Collective 2, The Valley Advocate, The J.E. and Marjorie B. Pittman Foundation and the Edwin L. and Elizabeth L. Skelton Foundation, jubilat, The Massachusetts Review, Orion, and individual contributors.