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Piper Writers Studio Instructor Susan Devan Harness

Susan Devan Harness

Piper Writers Studio Visiting Writer 2019

About Susan Devan Harness

Susan Devan Harness, author of Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption, is a member of the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes. She is a writer, a lecturer, a cultural anthropologist and oral historian. Harness received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Montana and her M.A. in Cultural Anthropology as well as Creative Nonfiction writing from Colorado State University. Her profession, as well as her experience as an American Indian transracial adoptee, gives her a unique perspective on the history of Native Americans in contemporary culture. She has written many articles about American Indian history and is a highly-regarded speaker on the topics of American Indian history and assimilation policies, including American Indian transracial adoption. Her research of American Indian transracial adoptees, Mixing Cultural Identities Through Transracial Adoption: Outcomes of the Indian Adoption Project (1958–1967) was published in 2009 by Edwin Mellen Press

Find Classes with Susan Devan Harness

Date: Friday, January 11, 2019, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 12, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Type: Workshop
Genre: Creative Nonfiction, Essays, Journalism

Join writer, lecturer, cultural anthropologist, oral historian, and Piper Writers Studio Visiting Faculty, Susan Harness for two unique nonfiction workshop opportunities on Friday, January11 and/or Saturday, January 12, 2109. If you bundle both classes for a Writers Intensive, you save even more! 

Harness joins the Piper Writers Studio from Fort Collins, Colorado and will be in town for only these two days to work with writers around the valley on building their creative nonfiction skills. Seats are limited, so register early.