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.
Creative Justice Youth Symposium Facilitator 2021
Poetry Month Drop-In Host 2021
NEA Big Read Partner 2021
Write Here, Write Now Instructor 2020
About Amber McCrary
Amber McCrary is Diné poet, zinester and feminist. She is Red House Clan born for Mexican people. Originally from Shonto, Arizona and raised in Flagstaff, Arizona. She earned her BA from Arizona State University in Political Science with a minor in American Indian Studies. She received her MFA in creative writing with an emphasis in poetry at Mills College. She recently released a chapbook of poetry titled, Electric Deserts! (Tolsun Books). She currently resides in Mesa, Arizona. McCrary is also the owner and founder of Abalone Mountain Press, a press dedicated to publishing Indigenous voices. She is also a board member of the Northern Arizona Book Festival.
You can find her poems, interviews and art at Yellow Medicine Review, Blue Stockings Magazine, Thin Air Magazine, Mayday Magazine, The Filling Station Magazine, The Womanist and The Navajo Times.