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Mona Susan Power

Susan Power
Susan Power
Standing Rock Sioux

The Creative Writing Program (CWP) and the Institute of Native American Studies are co-sponsoring a reading by Dakota author Mona Susan Power.  

She will be reading from her new novel, A Council of Dolls, (2023) at Cine, 234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 3060, on September 21, at 5:00 p.m. followed by a book signing.  The event is free and open to the public.  

Power is the author of four books of fiction: The Grass Dancer (awarded the PEN/Hemingway prize), RoofwalkerSacred Wilderness, and the newly released novel, A Council of Dolls, Mariner, 2023. Fellowships in support of her work include an Iowa Arts Fellowship, James Michener Fellowship, Radcliffe Bunting Institute Fellowship, Princeton Hodder Fellowship, USA Artists Fellowship, McKnight Fellowship, and Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship. Her short stories and essays have been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies including: The Best American Short Stories series, The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The Missouri Review and Ploughshares.

She is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, born and raised in Chicago. She's a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She currently lives in Minnesota.  Please join us for an evening of great stories. For more information contact LeAnne Howe at

Read the recent New york Times article on Susan Power's work here.

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