Public lecture and reception for Gordon Lee Johnson

Artist Talk, Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 5:30 pm, Free

Gordon Lee JohnsonGordon Lee Johnson2017 Indigenous Writer in Residence
©2017 School for Advanced Research
Gordon Lee Johnson2017 Indigenous Writer in Residence
©2017 School for Advanced Research

Gordon Lee Johnson, a Cahuilla/Cupeno living on the Pala Indian Reservation, is the 2017 Indigenous Writer in Residence at SAR. While on campus, he will be working on refining his Rez-noir book, Dog Eyes, which infuses a meat-and-potatoes mystery with real-life Native concerns. Mr. Johnson studied liberal arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz, eventually earning a creative writing degree at Vermont College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles in 2008.  For much of his writing career, he worked as columnist and feature writer for the Riverside Press-Enterprise, and transitioned to full-time fiction writing ten years ago publishing two books of essays about life on the reservation. He will discuss and read from his current writing project during his lecture. A reception to meet the artist will be held immediately following the presentation at 6:30 pm.

Generous support provided by Lannan Foundation.

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