Before the crack of dawn tomorrow, I'll take off on a mini-tour, doing readings, talks and even a writing workshop, on Muwekma Ohlone, Wiyot, Chumash and Haudenosaunee land, circling back to Monacan land. Hope to see some familiar faces, but also looking forward to new ones. Quick list:
Thursday, October 12, U San Francisco. 5:30-7:00 p.m.. Legacies of Incarceration & Resistance: Colonization, Immigration, and California History. University Center 4th floor lounge. Commemorate Indigenous People's Day by joining Deborah Miranda and Barbara Voss in conversation regarding the historical role of the military and presidios in the colonization of California and the impact of the mission system on the lives of indigenous women. Open to the public.
Saturday, October 14, Audubon Center at Debs Park, Los Angeles. Indigenous Women Rising Honoring Event. Elder Barbara Drake (Tongva), Elder Kat High (Hupa), Deborah Miranda (Ohlone~Costanoan Esselen Nation), Lydia Ponce (Mayo/Quechua), Kumu Mikilani Young (Hawaiian) and Unci, Elder Rachelle Figueroa (Arapaho/Tarascan)[in memorial]. MC is Carry Kim, with Hummingbird Drum, followed by a poetry reading from Deborah Miranda. Potluck meal.More info.
October 18-19: Classroom visit & reading/talk at Humbolt State U in Eureka, CA. Environmental Studies welcomes author Deborah Miranda, author of Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir, to HSU on Oct. 18th (class visits) and will give a talk on the 19th titled “My Body is the Archive: Personal and Tribal California Indian Identities,” 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Native American Forum (BSS 162). More info.
October 21-22: San Jose Poetry Festival. History Park San José, 1650 Senter Road. San José, CA 95112. Reading: 2-2:50, 10/21. Workshop: 2-5:00 p.m., Firehouse. Workshop title: “Composting Your Demons: Poetry in the midst of the Zombie Apocalypse.” More info.
October 24-25: Cornell University Creative Writing Program. Outside the Border(s): Art and the Political Imagination brings together Chicano poet Eduardo C. Corral and Native American poet and writer Deborah A. Miranda, as well as graduate and undergraduate students in order to trouble the boundaries between art and activism in contemporary America. Place and time to be announced.