“Shutter” Author to Give Reading at ATU November 7

Ramona Emerson
Ramona Emerson

Ramona Emerson will provide the fall 2023 visiting author reading for the Arkansas Tech University Department of English and World Languages on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Emerson will speak at 6 p.m. in Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center room 300B, 305 West Q Street on the ATU campus in Russellville. Admission will be free and open to the public.

A DinĂ© writer and filmmaker, Emerson will read from her crime thriller “Shutter,” which was published by Soho Crime in 2022. Her reading will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by Eli Cranor, ATU writer in residence and instructor in the ATU Department of English and World Languages.

Emerson began her career as a forensic videographer before pivoting to work as a photographer, writer and editor.

Originally from Tohatchi, N.M., she holds a bachelor’s degree in media arts from the University of New Mexico and a master’s degree in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Emerson is an Emmy nominee, a Sundance Native Lab Fellow, a Time-Warner Storyteller Fellow, a Tribeca All-Access Grantee and a WGBH Producer Fellow. “Shutter” is her debut novel.

Learn more about the ATU Department of English and World Languages at www.atu.edu/worldlanguages.