The Emerging Diné Writers’ Institute is an annual collaboration between Navajo Technical University and the Navajo Women’s Commission to promote literacy and expression through creative writing. This program will motivate and expose high school and college students and the general public to Diné authors and publishers. Participants will improve their writing skills, gain exposure to various writing genres and forms, and ignite an interest in becoming a writer. This year’s program will feature acclaimed Diné writers, who will serve as faculty mentors, such as Rex Lee Jim, Esther Belin, Orlando White, Laura Tohe, Jennifer Denetdale, Daniel Vandever, and more.
Funding for meals and lodging is available for 30 Navajo college and high school students. Accepted candidates will be classified as Writing Scholars. Funding applications can be found online at https://goo.gl/forms/WLHy4mZjLbq8x9Jv1 and will be accepted until June 22, 2018.
While our funding is limited to college and high school students, everyone is welcomed to attend the program. For the general public, writing workshops and events will take place on July 12th and 13th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. only. If you would like to attend as a non-student participant, please complete the general registration form at https://goo.gl/forms/2C2vOtbWsvO76NWS2. There is no limit to the amount of people that can register.
For questions, please contact Lemanuel Loley at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (505) 786-4358.