Yakama Nation authors will share their writings and experiences during the “Yakama Authors Festival” at Heritage University (HU) on Tuesday, March 11. The event is sponsored by the Center for Native Health & Culture and the Center for Intercultural Learning and Teaching (CILT), and features presentations from Yakama authors Emily Washines, Stacey Speedis, an Dr. Michelle Jacob.

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High school students have been invited to take part in a special writing workshop designed specifically for them. This workshop will be led by Yakama author Carol Craig. As a writer, photographer and public speaker, Carol’s passion is to educate tribal members and the public about her people’s efforts to restore salmon runs.

 The Yakama Authors Festival will be held in the Arts and Sciences building at Heritage University’s main campus in Toppenish, with author presentations beginning at 10:00 a.m. The author presentations are open to the public.

For more information, contact Julia Silberman at the Center for Native Health & Culture, (509) 865-0450.