The Osage Nation will host Writers Summit
June 24, 2009


The Osage Nation will host a Writers Summit on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009. The day’s events will include Osage authors Carter Revard, Elise Paschen, Patrick Chalfant, Charles Red Corn, Dennis McAuliffe, George Tinker and Monte Boulanger. The summit will include book signings, panel discussions on the art of writing and a presentation of readings by each author.  Each author will host a booth and will be on hand to sell and sign books during the day.  The Summit begins at 2:00 P.M. with a book signing by Elise Paschen, the daughter of Maria Tallchief, and author of such books as Infidelities and Bestiary, a collection of poetry. Following the book signing at the Osage Museum, the rest of the day’s events will be held at the Wah Zha Zhi Cultural Center, 1449 W. Main in Pawhuska. Dinner will be Osage Meat Pies and everyone is welcome to attend.  Attendance is free. 



2:00             Book Signing         Elise Paschen        Osage Tribal Museum


2:30             Door Open                                         Cultural Center


3:00-3:15      Welcome & Introduction                    Chief Gray


3:15-4:30      Panel Discussion:

Carter Revard, Charles Red Corn, Patrick Chalfant, Dennis McAuliffe


“The Art of Writing”


5:00 – 6:30   Dinner Break & Booths Open


6:30 – 6:45   Readings:

Introductory Reading:      Virginia Mathews, daughter of author John Joseph Mathews

6:45 to 7:00  Carter Revard, author of Ponca War Dancers, Cowboys and Indians, Christmas Shopping, An Eagle Nation, Family Matters, Tribal Affairs, Winning the Dust Bowl, and How The Songs Come Down. 

7:00 to 7:15  Patrick Chalfant, author of Bury My Heart at Red Tree and When the Levee Breaks

7:15 to 7:30  Charles Red Corn, author of  A Pipe for February

7:30 to 7:45  Elise Paschen, author of Bestiary and Infidelities, winner of the Nicholas Roerich Poetry Prize

7:45 to 8:00  Dennis McAuliffe, author of The Deaths of Sybil Bolton

8:00 to 8:15  Monte Boulanger, author of In the Sweet Light

8:15 to 8:30 George Tinker, author of Missionary Conquest: The Gospel and Native American Theology, Spirit and Resistance: Political Theology and American Indian Liberation, and A Native American Theology


8:30   Poetry Slam

9:30   Close