Dramatic Writing


Vivian Carroll

Vivian Carroll (Cherokee Nation) is an MFA candidate in IAIA’s Creative Writing Program. She recently won the 2020 Tribal College Journal’s Student Edition Top Entry in Poetry, with Tommy Orange serving as guest editor. She is forever grateful to have written a winning essay that allowed her to be a part of IAIA’s contingent to Washington D.C. to attend the Suzan Shown Harjo Symposium at the Smithsonian Nation Museum of the American Indian, and to be present at the Library of Congress to hear the inaugural reading of U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo. She thanks the student editors of IAIA’s anthology from 2016 to the present day for permitting her work to speak from the anthologies’ pages.

Nika Feldman

Nika Feldman is an Indigenous Liberal Studies major at IAIA, graduating with the class of 2021. As a mature student, Feldman already holds a BFA with an Interdisciplinary major in Studio Arts and a minor in Art History. Additionally, she has completed the equivalent of an MFA degree with a major in Textiles from Kyoto City University of Arts in Japan, under the prestigious Monbukagakusho scholarship program. Originally, she began her pursuit of higher education in 1990, majoring in Fashion Design at Pratt Institute in New York City. For over twenty years Feldman has worked as an independent contemporary textile artist focusing her attention on the relationship between clothing, culture and identity.