Marcie Rendon, enrolled member of the White Earth Nation, is a playwright, poet, and freelance writer. Rendon’s debut novel, Murder on the Red River (Cinco Puntos Press) has been awarded The 2018 Pinckley Prize for Debut Crime Novel and it received the Western Writers of American SPUR finalist award for best Contemporary Novel. She has published four nonfiction children’s books; two are Pow Wow Summer (MN Historical Press) and Farmer’s Market: Families Working Together (CarolRhoda). With four published plays she is the creative mind behind Raving Native Theater, which produced Rendon’s play Bring the Children Home… at 4 venues in 2015-16. She also co-curated 6 Raving Native Date Nights in Minneapolis, 2016. She is a recipient of the Loft’s 2017 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship with poet Diego Vazquez. Additionally, her poem “Wiigwaasabak” was awarded a place in the St. Paul Almanac’s Impressions Project Summer 2017. Rendon is a community arts activist who supports other native artists/writers/creators to pursue their art.