http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/LAHowe University of Minnesota, Voices from the Gap
http://voices.cla.umn.edu/vg/Bios/entries/howe_leanne.html Grassroots Community Arts
http://communityarts.net/ 2004 Prix Medici Award
http://www.prix-litteraires.net/medicis_selection-2004-1.php Co-Fiction editor Ninth Letter 2006
MFA in Creative Writing, January 2000
Vermont College of Norwich University
Fall Winter 2005:
Essay. “The Bases Are Loaded: American Indian and American Studies” co-authored by Carter Meland, Joseph Bauerkemper, LeAnne Howe, Heidi Stark. American Studies Journal. [Stark and Bauerkemper are two of my students at Minnesota who are PhD candidates in American Studies.] Special Issue: Indigenous Peoples of the United States. Vol. 46:3/4 (Fall-Winter 2005), #1. Editors, Norman Yetman, David M. Katzman, Bernard Alan Hirsh.
Essay. “Tribalography: The Story of America.” First Nations of North America, Politics and Representation, VU Uitgeverij/VU University Press, Editor, Hans Bak. Volume 54 in the series European Contributions to American Studies.
History. “Betsy Love and the Married Women’s Property Act.” Mississippi History Now, is an Online History Journal, sponsored by the Mississippi Historical Society, Editor, Peggy Jeanes.
Poetry. Evidence of Red. Salt Publishing, Cambridge UK
Honors: 2006 Oklahoma Book Award for Poetry, Oklahoma Libraries Association and the Oklahoma Center for the Book.
Novel. Équinoxes Rouges. Roucher, Collection Nuage Rouge, Paris France.
Honors: 2004 Prix Medici Award Finalist
C.N-F. “Choctalking on Other Realities” appears in Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community, Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, MN, Heid Erdrich, Laura Tohe, Eds.
Novel. Shell Shaker. Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA
Honors: American Book Award 2002, Before Columbus Foundation and
finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award 2003
Wordcraft Circle Writer of the Year, Fiction 2002
FORTHCOMING Fall 2006
Novel. Miko Kings. Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA
Criticism and Essays: Spring 2004:
Essay. “Indians in the Act: Native Theater Past and Present.” Craig Howe, Harvey Markowitz, Dean Rader and LeAnne Howe. SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures 16.1
“The Story of America: A Tribalography”appears in the following:
Fall 2001: Clearing a Path: Theorizing the Past in Native American Studies, Routledge Press, Nancy Shoemaker, Editor.My chapter argues that narratives, whether classified as mythological, scientific, historical or fictional, share the power to create truths to live by and through which members of specific cultural groups see the world. Pgs 29-48.
First Nations of North America, Politics and Representation, VU Uitgeverij/VU University Press, Editor, Hans Bak. Volume 54 in the series European Contributions to American Studies.
Anthologies (Short Fiction)
“An American In New York” a short story, appears in the following:
Spr. 00 New York Fiction Fremdsprachentexte edited by Dietrich Klose, published by Phillip Reclam Jun. Verlag GMBH, Ditzingen, Germany.
July 1999 What’s Fun Gotta Do With It, edited by Belle Klem Thomsen and Jacob Eichler, Copenhagen Business School Press, Denmark. (The anthology includes: Tom Wolfe, Arthur Miller, Ferlinghetti, Stephen King, Terry McMillian, Malcolm X, Amy Tan, Mark Twain, Nora Ephron, Dorothy Parker.)
1995 “Un'americana a New York” in Figlie Di Pocohontas racconti e poesie delle indiane d'America, Giunti Gruppo Editorial, Firenze Italy, a cura di Cinzia Biagiotti e Laura Coltelli.
1996 The Beacon Book of Essays by Contemporary American Women, Boston, Beacon Press, edited by Wendy Martin
1994 Global Cultures: A Transnational Short Fiction Reader Wesleyan University Press, edited by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl.
1990 Spider Woman's Granddaughters, Ballantine Press edition. Edited by Paula Gunn Allen.
1989 Spider Woman's Granddaughters, Beacon Press, Edited by Paula Gunn Allen.
Anthologies (Short Fiction) continued
Spr. 00 “Blood Sacrifice,” and “A Story for Ohoyo Shatanni” appear in Through The Eye Of The Deer, Aunt Lute Books, edited by Carolyn Dunn Anderson and Carol Comfort. “Blood Sacrifice” is chapter two of my novel, Shell Shakers.
1997 “Indians Never Say Good-bye” in Reinventing the Enemy's Language, W.W. Norton, edited by Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird
1995 “Moccasins Don't Have High Heels” appears in Native American Literature, HarperCollinsCollegePublishers, edited by Gerald Vizenor.
1994 “A Story for Ohoyo Shatanni” in Returning the Gift, An Anthology, The University of Arizona Press, edited by Joseph Bruchac.
1992 “Danse de l'amour, Danse de mort” in Earth Song, Sky Spirit: An Anthology of Native American Writers, Doubleday & Co., edited by Clifford Trafzer (winner of the Pen Oakland Josephine Miles Award.)
1991 “Dance of the Dead” in Looking Glass, Uni. of Calif.'s Publications in American Indian Studies, edited by Clifford Trafzer.
1991 “Moccasins Don't Have High Heels” and “The Red Wars” both appear in American Indian Literature, Revised Edition University of Oklahoma Press, edited by Alan Velie.
May 1999 “Indian Radio Days,” a three-act play in Seventh Generation:
An Anthology of Native American Plays published by TCG,
Theatre Communications Group, Inc., edited by Mimi D'Aponte.
Spring 00 “My Mothers, My Uncles, Myself” appears in Here First: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers, Original Modern Library, a Random House imprint, edited by Brian Swann, Arnold Krupat.
1993 “The Indian Researcher As An Interpreter of History” essay, and the poem, “Hashi Mi Mali” both appear in Gatherings, The En'owkin Journal of First North American Peoples, Vol. IV, Theytus Books, Penticton, British Columbia.
Literary Journals (Short Fiction)
“Choctalking on Other Realities” appears in the following:
2002 Sister Nations: Native American Women Writers on Community, Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul, MN edited by Heid Erdrich and Laura Tohe
1997 Cimarron Review, #121, October, Oklahoma State University, edited by Michael Wilson
Literary Journals (Short Fiction) continued:
2003 “Mistakes Were Made” appears in the literary magazine Speakeasy, Vol. 1 #5 published by The Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, MN
1996 “Shell Shakers” appears in Story, published by F & W Publications, Volume 44.3, edited by Lois Rosenthal.
1994 “The Chaos of Angels” in Callaloo, Native American Literature, Volume 17, #1 Native Heritage Issue, Johns Hopkins University Press.
1991 “The Bone Picker” in Fiction International #20 edited by Clifford Trafzer.
Literary Journals (Poetry)
1993 “Evidence of Red” in Nebraska English Journal,
Vol. #38.2, edited by Carter Revard.
1993 “Hashi Mi Mali” in Gatherings, The En'owkin Journal of First North American Peoples, Vol. IV, Theytus Books, Penticton, British Columbia.
1990 “Choctaw Mortuary Practices” in SAIL:Studies in American Indian Literatures, Vol. #2.2 University of Richmond.
1978 “Children” in The Chariton Review,
Vol. #4.2, edited by Jim Barnes.
Essays (Theater Journal)
Nov. 1999 “Tribalography: The Power of Native Stories” in the Journal of Drama and Theatre, University of Kansas. Essays (Legal Journal)
1992 “The Sewage of Foreigners” co-authored with Ms. Scott Morrison appears in Federal Bar News and Journal, Vol. 39, No. 6 (July).
1997 Encyclopedia of North American Indians, Marshall Cavendish Reference Books, Tarrytown, New York; included in the Contemporary Choctaw Literature section of an 11-volume set. Edited by Don Birchfield.
Chapbooks (Out of print)
1987 A Stand Up Reader, Into View Press, Arlington, Texas, a collection of short fiction.
1985 Coyote Stories, Wowapi Press, Dallas, Texas, a collection of poetry, and short fiction.
Aug. 15-2005 Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, English
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Aug. 03-May 05 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
June 2003 Loft Fiction Mentor for the Loft Literary Center, in Creative Prose and Poetry, Minneapolis, MN
Jan 03.-May 03 Louis D. Rubin Jr. Writer-in-Residence, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA. Graduate fiction workshop.
Fall 2002 Visiting Professor, University of Cincinnati, Women’s Studies
Cincinnati, Ohio, graduate seminar
Spring 2002 Visiting Lecturer, ASAP program, University of Cincinnati. Short course titled, Native American Women’s Literature
Spring 2001 Visiting Professor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Fiction workshop.
Aug. 97 - Aug. 00 Assistant Professor, American Studies Department
Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA.
Developed three new courses:
Native American Literature and Culture
Writing Native America
Red and Black: Studies in American Indian and African American
Mar 97 - June 97 Visiting Professor, American Studies, Carleton College, Northfield, MN.
Developed theater course: Theater For Social Change and Development
Native American Literature course
Feb. 97 - Mar 97 Visiting Lecturer, American Studies Department
July 1999 Africana Studies Summer Seminar Grant, Grinnell, College, Grinnell, IA
Aug. 1998 Teaching and Faculty Travel Grant, Grinnell, College to support Romania Teaching and Research trip.
July 1996 D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History, Research Grant, part of Indian Voices in the Academy, The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, investigating Karpinski Map Collection, Byington papers
June 1996 Ragdale Writers Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois
Dec. 1995 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Writer-In-Residence, New Smyrna, FL
Oct. - Nov. 1995 The MacDowell Colony, Writer-In-Residence, Peterborough, NH
June - July 1995 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers. Ethnohistory of American Indians - University of Oklahoma, director Professor Gary Anderson, with Jacki Thompson Rand
Nov. 1993 Smithsonian Institution - Native American Internship. Investigated nineteenth century primary documents left by missionaries on the morphological changes in the Choctaw language
Oct. 1993 Iowa Arts Council Grant, Artist-in-Residence. Rewrote, produced and directed Indian Radio Days, a theatrical play in Cedar Rapids, IA, that was both theatrically staged at CSPS Theater, and broadcast to all American Public Radio stations, Midwest, on Columbus Day, 1993.
Oct. 1993 National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) grant for video documentary at University of Iowa.
Feb. 1993 Japan from the Okayama Buraku Liberation Research Institute, in conjunction with Hosei University faculty in Tokyo. One month-long grant to read and lecture from my fiction and non-fiction. This program was part of the United Nations resolution proclaiming 1993 “International Year For The World’s Indigenous People.”
June 1991 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for Historical Research on Ethnohistory of Southeastern Indians - University of Kentucky. Directed by Professors Theda Perdue and Michael Green.
2000 Indian Radio Days, co-authored by Howe and Roxy Gordon. Directed by Cameron Ulrich, performed at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota with a thirteen-member cast.
1995 Indian Radio Days, co-authored by Howe and Roxy Gordon. Directed by Howe. Performed by the WagonBurner Theatre Troop with Howe at the National Museum of the American Indian, NYC, NY, in August 1995.
1995 Indian Radio Days, produced in February 1995, as part of a new play series at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, California. Theater invited Howe to Los Angeles as consultant on the production.
1993 Indian Radio Days, directed, rewritten by Howe for radio. Staged at CSPS Theater in Cedar Rapids, IA. Also broadcast on American Public Radio stations, throughout the Midwest, and up-linked via satellite to Alaska Public Radio stations, on Columbus Day, 1993.
1987 Big PowWow, co-authored by Howe and Roxy Gordon. Staged and produced by Sojourner Truth Theater in Fort Worth, Texas. Six weeks run. Sojourner Truth Theater is an African-American theater company in Texas. This was the first collaboration between American Indians and African-Americans of this kind in Texas.
1992 Hawk in Hand - Recorded readings with music of my short fiction and poetry. Original music recorded and produced by Jarryd Lowder.
FILMS: WRITING, DIRECTING, PRODUCING 2006
Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire. 90-minute documentary for PBS. Screenwriter and On-Camera Narrator on the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians shot on location in Cherokee, North Carolina. Set to air nationally, November 2006. A four-year project completion.
2005Playing Pastime: American Indians, Softball, and the Politics of Survival. A documentary about fifty years of fast-pitched Indian Softball set in Oklahoma. James M. Fortier, Producer/Director (Métis-Ojibway) and Howe, producer/Writer. Began production, Sept.2004. Ongoing.
1994 Creator, producerLife in the USA, as Told To My Video Camera. An verité film project centered on foreign students' adjustment to life at USA universities. Nominated by the NAFSA Association of International Educators, for 20-year Anniversary award for excellence in cross-cultural education.
Producer, writer, directorHandfuls of Earth. Three three-part mini-series on the challenges facing indigenous students studying at the UI. Broadcast on University of Iowa Television serving 100,000 viewers.
1993 Producer, Writer, Director. A Look at Minorities in Education in Iowa. Film Short. Iowa Public Television. Part of a “Racism Project in Iowa” series. Aired February 18, 1993.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Howe, But NOT Like Tonto a collection of travel short stories set in the Middle East. Memoir.
Big PowWow, a play co-authored by LeAnne Howe and Roxy Gordon produced in 1987 by Sojourner Truth Theater will appear in a new anthology of Native American Women’s plays, University of Michigan, edited by Rebecca Howard and Shirley Huston-Findley. Expected February 2007.
“Blind Bread and the Business of Theorymaking: By Embarrassed Grief as Told by LeAnne Howe.” The essay is for Reasoning Together: Native Critics in Dialoguean anthology on Native literary criticism. Editors: Native Critics Collective. Manuscript at Press; University of Oklahoma Press. Expected Spring 2008.
Seeing Red: American Indians in the Cinema. The volume is a compilation of movie reviews and essays written by tribal and non-Indian historians, anthropologists, and authors on movies whose plots involve Indians in significant ways. Edited by LeAnne Howe and Harvey Markowitz.
PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES, READINGS
May 24, ’06 Reading: National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC
May 22, ’06 Reading: Washington and Lee University, Virginia
April 20, ’06 Reading: The University of Georgia, Athens
Nov. 30 ‘01 Reading, Native Words Series, Bear Crossing, Como Pavilion, St. Paul, MN.
Nov. 28, ‘01 Reading, book signing, class visits, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 19,‘01 Lecture, book signing, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA,
Nov. 19,‘01 Reading, book signing, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA,
Nov. 15,‘01 Lecture, book signing, class visit, San Francisco State University, SF. CA,
Nov. 15,‘01 Reading, book signing, class visits, Uni. of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 14 ’01 Reading and book signing, Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco, CA
Nov.1 ‘01 Reading and book signing, Case Western University, Cleveland, OH
Oct. 01 Reading, book signing, class visits, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Oct.’01 Reading, book signing, class visits, Carleton College, Northfield, MN.
Oct. 01 Lecture, reading for EPA Agency, Seattle, WA.
Oct. ’01 Reading, book signing, and lecture, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH.
Aug. ‘01 Reading, Bumpershoots Arts Festival, Seattle, WA.
June ‘01 Reading, National Women Studies Association: Minneapolis, MN.
April ‘01 Guest lecturer. Oklahoma City Community College, Division of Arts and Humanities, Oklahoma City, OK. Lecture Topic: “Indians: Our Love Hate Relationship with Dances With Wolves.”
March ‘01 Reading and panel at Yale University’s (RE) Presenting Native American Cultures, hosted by The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
March ’01 Reading at Hollins University, VA.
Jan .’ 01 Reading at Wake Forest University’s Anthropology Museum, Winston-Salem, NC.
Nov. ‘00 From Nov. 28 - Dec. 3, 00: Panel Chair, “Indians in the Act: Native Theater Past and Present” American Literature Association, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and presenting paper, “Circling the Wagons: Confessions of a Native American Theatre Troop.”
Oct.’ 00 Reading and lecture at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, in conjunction with the opening of my play, Indian Radio Days.
Sept. ‘00 Lecture at the “Mentor Series Dialogue” in collaboration with Susan Power 9/28/00 at The Loft, Minneapolis, MN.
Sept. ‘00 Reading at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, Virginia.
April 2000 Book signing and reading with Native women authors whose work appears in: Through the Eye of The Deer, Noun Program, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA.
Feb. 2000 Fiction reading at Wake Forest, NC.
Feb.2000 Fiction reading at the Native American Writing Festival, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.
Nov. 1999 Fiction reading, Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK.
Nov. 1999 Panel Chair, “American Indian Literature: The Other History,” American Literature Association , Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and presented paper by the same title.
Oct. 1999 Fiction reading at South Central, MLA, Memphis TN
April 1999 Fiction reading and lecture at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC from Shell Shaker.
Mar.1999 Panel moderator Native American Women’s Playwrights Festival, Miami University, Oxford, OH.
Nov.1998 Panel chair “American Indian Literature: The Other History” and paper presentation annual conference American Society for Ethnohistory, Minneapolis, MN.
Sept. 1998 Presented paper, “Two Million American Indian Tricksters: On destroying paradigms and creating new textual spaces. . . Indians, what will we think of next!” at “Crossing Borders: American Indians and Encounters with Diversity” conference at the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian Research at The Newberry Library, Chicago, Ill.
Aug. 1998 Invited lecturer for the department of Anthropology.
Presented a series of lectures for a two-week summer seminar for the Center for Complexity Studies of Bucharest, Romania. This session was held at Resita in the mountains of western Romania, title of the seminar was “Cultural Communication and the Understanding of Otherness.”
June 1998 Presented lecture at The Newberry Library, Chicago, Ill on the history of Choctaw Sacred sites in Mississippi.
May 1998 Invited to lecture on Choctaw history for the OK Choctaws Association, an organization of Choctaws living in Oklahoma City and surrounding area.
April 1998 Fiction reading at Texas Lutheran College, Seguin TX.
April 1998 Presented lecture on Sacred Spaces and gave fiction reading at The Newberry Library in Chicago. Ill.
Oct. 1995 Fiction reading and lecture, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Ill.
May 1994 Reading and lecture at American Center for Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan
Mar. 1993 Presented paper, “For Love or Money: A Case Study of Betsy Love, A Chickasaw woman who helped create the Women’s Property Act of 1829” University of Iowa, Women in Development Conference, Iowa City, IA.
July 1993 Reading and panel workshop on writing the novel, Returning the Gift conference, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
Oct. 1993 Presented lecture “Choctaw Women and Land Tenure”
UN Day Speaker for Johnson Country United Nations Association, Iowa City, IA.
Feb. 1993 Japan from the Okayama Buraku Liberation Research Institute, in conjunction with Hosei University faculty in Tokyo. One month-long grant to read and lecture from my fiction and non-fiction.
Nov. 1992 Reading at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI (English)
July 1992 Reading and invited author, Returning the Gift conference, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
Memberships and Organizations
Member ASAIL Association of Studies in American Indian Literature
Member Clan Mothers Board for NALS (Native American Literature Symposium) held yearly at Mystic Lake Casino, MN
Member AWP, Associated Writing Programs
Member American Studies Association
Member Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, of the Native American Women’s Playwrights Association.
Member Association of American Indian and Alaska Professors
Member American Society for Ethnohistory.
Member Choctaw Code Talkers Association, Chickasha, OK.
Member Wordcraft Circle, Native Writer Mentoring Program
Member Native Writers Circle Of The Americas, an organization of North and South American indigenous writers, including the Artic. Formerly part of Returning the Gift.