Elizabeth Cook-Lynn is a mentor for the Oak Lake Writers’ Society. She is one of the leading writers of the American Indian literary renaissance, is the author of novellas, a collection of poems, and several non-fiction works, including Anti-Indianism in Modern America: A Voice from Tatekeya’s Earth (2001, University of Illinois Press). She is a founding editor of an academic journal, The Wicazo Sa Review, one of the foremost American Indian Studies periodicals. Her collection of essays, Why I Can’t Read Wallace Stegner: A Tribal Voice (1996, University of Wisconsin Press) was awarded the Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America in 1997, and is now an e-book. Her book, Post-Coloniality in Indian Territory, will be available from University of Texas Tech Press in the fall of 2011, and she is at work on her memoir. Cook-Lynn is a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, and lives in the Black Hills of South Dakota.