Current Role: 50 Over 50: 2018 Arts Honoree | Author
Marcie Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation. She was listed on Oprah Magazine’s 2020 list of 31 Native American Author’s to read and received the 2020 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award. Marcie’s novel Girl Gone Missing, is the second Cash Blackbear novel and was nominated for the Putnam’s Son’s Sue Grafton Memorial Award at the Edgars, 2020. Murder on the Red River received the Pinckley Women’s Debut Crime Novel Award 2018. Both novels are available from SoHo Press. Marcie has non-fiction children’s books and four plays published. Her script, Sweet Revenge, had a staged reading at the Playwright Center, with support from the Guthrie Theater Native Stakeholders group, 2021. The creative mind of Raving Native Theater, she curated TwinCities Public Television’s Art Is…CreativeNativeResilience 2019. Diego Vázquez and Marcie received the Loft’s 2017 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship for work with incarcerated women.
The “Senior Academy” is a four-week course designed to provide Alexandria’s seniors with an opportunity to gain exposure to the City’s various government functions, learn about local organizations that provide services and programs for our senior community, and help seniors get involved! Classes will be held each Wednesday from 10am-12:30pm on September 4, 11, 18, and 25. The topics included are: Getting to know your City and How You Can Make a Difference/Community Resources/City Services for Seniors/Leisure, Cultural and Educational Opportunities. Space is limited to just 25 City residents 60+, the program is free, and SSA will be serving light refreshments each morning. Registration closes on August 23, and more information is available by calling Senior Services of Alexandria at 703-836-4414, ext. 113 or at www.seniorservicesalex.org