Tucson Festival of Books

Stacie Shannon Denetsosie



Kori Thompson

Sponsored by Peter and Betty Bengtson

Stacie Shannon Denetsosie is a citizen of the Navajo Nation; her clans are Todích'íí'nii (Bitterwater Clan), born for Naakaii (Mexican Clan). She is from Kayenta, Ariz. but currently resides in Northern Utah. She is a recipient of the UCROSS Native American Fellowship. Stacie graduated with her Master of Fine Arts in fiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts in 2021. Her work has appeared in Yellow Medicine Review, Phoebe Magazine and Cut Bank. Her debut short story collection, "The Missing Morningstar and Other Stories," received a Kirkus Star, and she is also a contributor to the Torrey House Press anthology "Blossom as the Cliffrose: Mormon Legacies and the Beckoning Wild."

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Awards: UCROSS Native American Fellowship

Communities: Indigenous or Native American


Scheduled events:
Celebrating Southwest Books of the Year: Fiction
The members of the Pima County Public Library’s Southwest Books of the Year committee read dozens of novels each year, choosing only a very few of them to honor for their excellence. Please join us as this year’s honorees—Brendan Shay Basham (Swim Home to the Vanished), Stacie Shannon Denetsosie (The Missing Morningstar), Tod Goldberg (Gangsters Don’t Die), and Manuel Muñoz (The Consequences)—read from and discuss their prizewinning work. Please come with questions for them!

UA Library/Special Collections (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Southwest Books of the Year
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Brendan Basham, Stacie Denetsosie, Tod Goldberg, Manuel Muñoz
Moderator: Gregory McNamee
First Draft
Join authors Sarah Tomlinson, Jennifer Croft, Ashley Elston and Stacie Denetsosie as they discuss the conception and process of creating their first books. From the spark of an idea to the final product, find out what it means to be a writer.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jennifer Croft, Stacie Denetsosie, Ashley Elston, Sarah Tomlinson
Moderator: Annie Boustead
Diné Literary Debuts
Stacie Shannon Denetsosie, a member of the Navajo Nation whose clans are Todích'íí'nii (Bitterwater), born for Naakaii Dine'é (Mexican), and Brendan Shay Basham (Diné) who is Tó Ts’ohnii (Big Water) and Bit’ahnii (Folded-Arms People), born for bilagáana (Irish, Scottish, English, German) discuss themes of loss and hope in their respective first books.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Brendan Basham, Stacie Denetsosie
Moderator: Lindsey Curley

Book:
The Missing Morningstar
And Other Stories
Southwest Books of the Year
Torrey House Press
September 2023
ISBN 9781948814850
144 pages