[PAST EVENT] Patrick Hayes Writers Series: Professor Frances Washburn

March 23, 2011
Blow Memorial Hall, Room 201
262 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Frances Washburn was born on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and grew up there. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and was a visiting professor at the University of Nebraska before being hired at the University of Arizona where she is an Associate Professor in the American Indian Studies Program and the Department of English. She is the mother of two children, Lee and Stella.

Washburn's first novel, Elsie's Business, was published is 2004, and the second novel, The Sacred White Turkey, came out in 2010. She is completing a third novel, The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band, that will be finished within the year.

Frances is also working on a biography of Louise Erdrich for Praeger Press, as part of the Women Writers of Color Biography Series edited by Professor Joanne Braxton, due out in 2012. In addition to these books, she has also published scholarly and academic articles and essays.