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Susan Power, Fall 2011 Visiting Case Writer
Susan Power, author of The Grass Dancer and Roofwalker, will be the visiting Case Writer for the Fall 2011 semester.
- Wednesday, October 19: The Fall 2011 Fred Ewing & Lola Austin Case Visiting Writer, Susan Power, interview and Q&A at 4:30 pm in the University Writing Center, Simpkins 341.
- Thursday, October 20: The Fall 2011 Fred Ewing & Lola Austin Case Visiting Writer, Susan Power, reading from her forthcoming book, Our Lady of a New World, at 7 pm in the Sherman Hall auditorium, 3rd floor.
Susan Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and the author of three books, The Grass Dancer (a novel) Roofwalker (a story collection), and the forthcoming novel, Our Lady of a New World. The Grass Dancer was awarded a PEN/Hemingway prize in 1995 and Roofwalker a Milkweed National Fiction Prize in 2002. Her short stories and essays have been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies including: The Best American Short Stories of 1993, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The Southern Review and Granta. Her fellowships include an Iowa Arts Fellowship, James Michener Fellowship, Radcliffe Bunting Institute Fellowship, Princeton Hodder Fellowship, and USA Artists Fellowship. She lives and teaches in Saint Paul, Minnesota.