LadyFest Lit will host Rain Prud’homme-Cranford at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, at Material Life (6038 St. Claude).
This is the first event in the annual Lady Fest Literary Reading Series. LadyFest Lit is partnering with Miz Carla Williams, proprietor of Material Life boutique and gallery, for an intimate evening with Miz Rain Prud’homme-Cranford. Refreshments & drinks will be served. Miz Rain will have books and an MP3 download available for purchase at the event
Rain Prud’homme-Cranford (Goméz), Ph.D., is a “FAT-tastic IndigeNerd” who won the First Book Award in Poetry from Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas (2009), for Smoked Mullet Cornbread Crawdad Memory (MEP 2012). She is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Literature in the Department of English and Affiliated Faculty in the International Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Calgary and a Lecturer in American Indian Studies at San Francisco State University. She works within TransIndigeniety dialoguing Indigenous, Métis /Mestizo, and African transnational and transracial diasporas. She is wrapping up her current monograph project, Gumbo Banaha Stories: Louisiana Indigeneities and Decolonizing the Transnational South. Rain has begun work towards her second research project, “Remember the Red River Valley:” Transcontinental Red River Narratives of Métissage/Mestizaje & Indigenous Persistence. Her second poetry book, Miscegenation Round Dance: Poemes Historiques, is under review and revision. Critical and creative work can be found in various journals including: The Southern Literary Journal, Louisiana Folklife, Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond (LSU P), Mississippi Quarterly, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Tidal Basin Review, Natural Bridge, Sing: Indigenous Poetry of the Americas, Mas Tequila Review, As Us, and many others. She is currently working on her third poetry and prose manuscript: Salt & Bone Home.