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Published October 09, 2019
New York Times bestselling author Terese Mailhot will discuss “Rising to the Occasion of a Dream” Monday, Oct. 14, at the University of Wyoming.
She will speak in Room 506 of Coe Library at 4 p.m. Her talk is free and open to the public, and is part of UW’s School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice Fall Speaker Series.
Mailhot, from Seabird Island, British Columbia, is a member of the Seabird Island Band. Her written works have been published in such publications as Guernica, Pacific Standard, Granta, Mother Jones, Medium and The Los Angeles Times.
She is the New York Times bestselling author of “Heart Berries: A Memoir,” a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-Language Nonfiction. Actor Emma Watson selected the book as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club pick for March/April 2018.
“Heart Berries” also was listed as a book of the year by National Public Radio, Library Journal and the New York and Chicago public libraries, and was one of Harper’s Bazaar Best Books of 2018.
Mailhot is the recipient of a 2019 Whiting Award, the Electra Quinney Award for Published Stories and a Clara Johnson Award. She also is the recipient of the Spalding Prize for the Promotion of Peace and Justice in Literature.
She graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts with an MFA in fiction writing and teaches creative writing at Purdue University.
The UW School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice; UW’s Native American and Indigenous Studies; the UW Department of English; and the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research sponsor the program.
For more information, call Jacquelyn Bridgeman, UW School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice director, at (307) 766-5259 or email email@example.com.