The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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Shaina A. Nez

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Fellow 2021

About Shaina A. Nez

Shaina A. Nez is Din4. She is ‘Áshįįhi born for Táchii’nii.  Her maternal grandfather’s clan is Ta'neeszahnii and Kin łichii'nii is her paternal grandfather’s clan. Nez is from Lukachukai, Arizona and currently lives in Bloomfield, New Mexico. Nez received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts with her focus in Creative Nonfiction. She is a member of Saad Bee Hózhǫ: Diné Writers’ Collective. Nez is a BFA Program Coordinator at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona. Nez is a finalist for the 2020 Eliza So Fellowship for her work entitled, “Sun Child.”  Her work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Tribal College Journal and elsewhere.