As the world awakens to injustice, we must all work together to build a strong foundation on which to rebuild a more just world. The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is proud to sponsor the second annual Creative Justice Youth Symposium, Thursday through Friday, June 17 - 18, 2021 on Zoom. Each day will consist of a workshop and community open mic.
A New Way to YA Panelist 2021
NEA Big Read Partner 2021
About Sareya Taylor
Sareya Taylor is a 19 year old White Mountain Apache and Navajo student. Sareya’s pronouns are they/them/she/her. Sareya is a poet who focuses on the Indigenous peoples of America and the trauma they may have experienced in their lives. Sareya also brings attention to and counters the stereotypes and misrepresentations of Natives that our society’s media and culture supports. They served as the Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of Phoenix and currently serve as a member of the International Indigenous Youth Council and a honorary 25 under 25 youth leader.
Find Events with Sareya Taylor
Creative Justice Youth Symposium
Sean Avery, Akhila Bandlora, Teré Fowler-Chapman, Hunter Hazelton, Heather Laurel Jensen, Allie Mahai, Amber McCrary, Sareya Taylor
Type & Genre: Community Event, Open Mic, Panel, Reading, Workshop; Community, Human Rights, Poetry, Social Justice
Type & Genre: Discussion, Presentation, Workshop; American Indian, Indigenous, Novels, Professional Development
City, State, Nation: Poets Laureate of the Southwest
Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Sareya Taylor, Laura Tohe, TC Tolbert
Location: Old Main, Carson Ballroom, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type & Genre: Conversation, Panel, Q&A, Reading; Poetry
Alice Walker once said “Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.” As the 2020 Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference draws to a close we hope that our attendees have shifted the ways in which they think about their writing and the power of their words. Whether you are a poet, a novelist, or are just beginning to choose a path, we want to send everyone off with a final celebration of writing as we hear from some of our most beloved Poets laureate of the Southwest.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type & Genre: Reading; American Indian, Community, Indigenous, Poetry
About NEA Big Read
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This event is presented as part the NEA Big Read: Phoenix, celebrating Indigenous literary arts and culture in the Valley with over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich. NEA Big Read: Phoenix is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University with additional support from Arizona Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU. Find events, meet our partners, and start reading today at http://piper.asu.edu/big-read.
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The Phoenix Indian Center is the oldest American Indian non-profit organization of its kind in the United States, providing workforce development, cultural enrichment, and other vital services to Indigenous communities throughout the Valley for over 70 years. To support their work, visit their website at https://phxindcenter.org/financial-support/, click the donate button, enter an amount, and enter "NEA Big Read" in the description. Please consider making a gift to the Phoenix Indian Center today.