News for Thursday, October 7, 2010

SAR and Lannan Foundation Launch Innovative Partnership

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The School for Advanced Research and the Lannan Foundation are pleased to announce an historic partnership between two of Santa Fe’s most renowned centers for the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

The Literary Arts Program at SAR, funded by the Lannan Foundation, will feature an Indigenous Writer-in-Residence each January and February, and Literary Conversations each Fall and Spring organized around the theme of “Writers Reading/ Reading Writers,” through which notable creative writers will read from their own work, as well as discuss with the audience selections from writers who have been most influential in their own careers.

The 2011 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence will be the Cherokee poet Santee Frazier, author of Dark Thirty (2009), who will present his work and discuss contemporary Native literature with Ojibwe novelist and literary critic David Treuer on February 17th at SAR. The Spring Literary Conversations event on April 12th will feature the Swedish poet Malena Mörling, author of Ocean Avenue (1999) and Astoria (2006), who will read from her work and share insights gained from her translations of the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. Malena, an SAR Research Associate since 2007, recently was awarded a prestigious two-year Lannan Literary Fellowship.

In announcing this partnership, SAR president James F. Brooks said “we are thrilled that the program allows such an exciting blend of the missions of two distinguished organizations. We thank the Lannan Foundation for sharing in this vision, and know that Santa Fe’s literary arts community will be the stronger for it.”

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