Deborah A. Miranda

Deborah A. Miranda is an enrolled member of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation of the Greater Monterey Bay Area in California. Her mixed-genre book Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (Heyday 2013), received the 2015 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, a Gold Medal from the Independent Publishers Association, and was short-listed for the William Saroyan Literary Award. She is also the author of four poetry collections: Indian CartographyThe Zen of La LloronaRaised by Humans, and the forthcoming Altar for Broken Things. She is coeditor of Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. Deborah lives in Lexington, Virginia with her wife Margo and a variety of rescue dogs. She is the Thomas H. Broadus, Jr. Professor of English at Washington and Lee University, where she teaches literature of the margins and creative writing.

Visit Deborah Miranda’s blog, BAD NDNS.

Past Events

ONLINE EVENT: Deborah Miranda (Bad Indians) LIVE

Thursday May 28 2020   7:00 PM
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Deborah Miranda at Roanoke College

Thursday Sep 21 2017   7:30 PM
Colket Center Pickle Lounge , Roanoke College  221 College Lane, Salem, VA  map

Deborah A. Miranda – A Reading & Talk at Debs Park

Saturday Aug 05 2017   1:00 PM
Audubon Center at Debs Park  4700 N. Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA  map

Spotlight on Native Writers

Tuesday May 10 2016   4:00 PM
Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building  101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC  map

PEN Oakland Book Awards

Saturday Dec 05 2015   2:00 PM
Oakland Main Library  125 14th St., Oakland, CA  map

Deborah Miranda: California Indian Conference 2015 

Thursday Oct 15 2015   12:00 PM
UC Berkeley  241 Cesar E. Chavez Student Center, Berkeley, CA  map

LITQUAKE! Using Words as Arrows: Contemporary Native American Writers

Thursday Oct 17 2013   7:30 PM
Z Space  450 Florida St., San Francisco, CA  map

Deborah Miranda at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Sunday Apr 21 2013   10:30 AM
LA Times Festival of Books  University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA  map

Bad Indians in Salinas

Thursday Apr 18 2013  
John Steinbeck Library  350 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, CA  map

Bad Indians @UCLA

Tuesday Apr 16 2013   12:30 PM
UCLA, Bunche Hall 2209A  , Los Angeles, CA  map

Bad Indians at Tia Chucha’s

Saturday Apr 13 2013   6:30 PM
Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore  13197 Gladstone Ave., Sylmar, CA  map

Bad Indians: Kenyon College

Thursday Jan 31 2013  
Kenyon College  , Gambier, OH  map

Bad Indians: Oregon State University, Corvallis

Monday Jan 28 2013  
Oregon State University  , Corvallis, OR  map

Bad Indians: California Genealogical Society

Saturday Jan 26 2013   2:00 PM
California Genealogical Society Library  2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA  map

Journeys of Spirit

Friday Jan 25 2013   7:00 PM
The Women’s Building, Room A  3543 18th St., San Francisco, CA  map

Bad Indians: Cal State Monterey Bay

Thursday Jan 24 2013   6:00 PM
California State University Monterey Bay  100 Campus Center, Seaside, CA  map

Bad Indians @Pegasus

Wednesday Jan 23 2013   7:30 PM
Pegasus Books  1855 Solano Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

Bad Indians: University of California, Santa Cruz

Monday Jan 21 2013 - Tuesday Jan 22 2013 
University of California, Santa Cruz  1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Bad Indians: Author Reading

Thursday Jan 17 2013   6:00 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Bad Indians: Washington and Lee University

Wednesday Jan 16 2013   4:30 PM
Washington and Lee University, Hillel House  204 West Washington St., Lexington, VA  map

Bad Indians

Saturday Nov 10 2012   3:00 PM
Eastwind Boods of Berkeley  2066 University Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

6th Annual Heyday Harvest

Thursday Nov 08 2012  
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

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