Award winning author visit

2016 02-23 Helen Frost Author Visit-1355Helen Frost, award winning author and poet visited with students, faculty, and staff in the McGuffey Hall Commons on February 23rd. She talked with us about her newest book, SALT, a young adult historical fiction account of 2 boys in 1812 in which one boy, a member of the Miami tribe, and another boy, the son of a trader, navigate the tensions of divided loyalties.

She also brought along a myriad of other beautiful books that she wrote and she talked with us about her experiences as a writer. Thanks so much to Dr. Brenda Dales for bringing her onto campus and providing us with such a wonderful resource about writing/publishing a book, young adult historical fiction, and work with the Myaamia Center2016 02-23 Helen Frost Author Visit-1351

Speaking of the Myaamia Center, did you know that they are hosting the 2016 Myaamiaki Conference at the Miami University Oxford Campus? Come see and hear experts speak on a wide range of topics including Miami Tribe culture, history, and craft.

The 7th Biennial Myaamiaki Conference will be hosted at Miami University, Saturday, April 2, 9:00AM-4:00PM, in the Shriver Center Dolibois Rooms.

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Storytellers during the 2016 Stomp Dance Celebration in Miami, Oklahoma

The conference will present current research and other topics related to the Miami Tribe. This year’s theme is eempaapiikinamankwi kineepwaayoneminaani (We pick up the threads of our knowledge).

Presentations will be given by Myaamia Center staff, Miami University graduates, and members of the Miami Tribe.

Visit the 2016 Myaamiaki Conference Information page for more information!

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