Toni Jensen: James And Lois Welch Distinguished Visiting Native American Writer

April 12

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

MAM is honored to host author Toni Jensen (Métis) for a reading in collaboration with University of Montana's Creative Writing Program. You're invited to stay for a reception following the reading. Doors are at 5 PM; reading begins at 6 PM. The James and Lois Welch Distinguished Visiting Native American Writer at UM teaching appointment was established at UM in 2022 by the James and Lois Welch endowment.

Jensen is the author of Carry and From the Hilltop. Carry is a memoir-in-essays about gun violence, land and Indigenous women’s lives (Ballantine 2020) and was a Dayton Literary Peace Prize Finalist and a New York Times Editors' Choice Book. An NEA Creative Writing Fellowship recipient in 2020, Jensen's essays have appeared in Orion, Catapult and Ecotone. She teaches at the University of Arkansas and the Institute of American Indian Arts.