Keynote Address/Meet & Greet with Author Diane Wilson                                                    FREE & Open to the Public!

Date Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time 11:00 AM: Welcome (Auditorium-BPC and H193-EPC via skype)

11:05 AM -12:00 PM: Keynote Address by Author Diane Wilson


12:15 -1:00 PM: Author Meet & Greet (Student Lounge)

Light Appetizers provided by HTC's Culinary Arts Club

Location Hennepin Technical College
  9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Questions Jean Maierhofer
  Monica Erling


Diane Wilson, Mdewakanton descendent, is an award-winning author, writer and gardener.  Her essays and memoirs use personal experiences to illustrate broader social and historical context. 

Ms. Wilson’s first book, Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past, won the 2006 Minnesota Book Award for Memoir, Autobiography, and Creative Nonfiction.  Her second book, Beloved Child: Dakota Way of Life, was released in 2011.  It is a collection of personal stories and has received awards from the Jerome Travel & Study program, the Minnesota State Arts Board, Ragdale Artist Residency, and the Hedgebrook Residency for Women Writers.  She is also the author of our November book club essay "Seeds for Seven Generations" published in A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota

Ms. Wilson is the Executive Director of Dream of Wild Health, a native owned 10-acre farm in Hugo, MN.  A master gardener, she maintains a large butterfly garden filled with native plants.  She is a member of the Dakota Kiciya and helps organize the Dakota Commemorative Marches on the Lower Sioux reservation.

Sponsored by HTC's Diversity Committee, Sociology Department, and Diversity Office.

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