November 16: Heid E. Erdrich: Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media

Heid E. Erdrich: Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media

Thursday, November 16, 2017,
12:30-2:00pm, Kresge Hall 1515

Heid E. Erdrich, a poet, writer, and filmmaker. She is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Curator of Ephemera at the New Museum for Archaic Media and Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest, which was a City Pages Top Ten food book for 2014. Heid has curated many exhibits of contemporary Native American art since 2007. Her collaborative poem films have been selected for screening at festivals internationally including ImagineNative, Native Film Festival, Vision Maker, and at the Santa Fe Indian Market film festival, Class-X. These poem videos have won Best of Fest, and a Best Experimental Short awards in 2014 and 2015. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She teaches the MFA Creative Writing low-residency program of Augsburg College. This reading is co-presented with Northwestern’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research. Heid E. Erdrich is a Fall 2017 Artist in Residence of Northwestern’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Research and the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities. Co presenters of the residency are the New England Foundation for the Arts, Mellon Dance Studies, the Department of Performance Studies, Program in American Studies, the Center for Writing Arts, and the Department of English.

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