UAS and NEA Big Read to host “A Most Powerful Song: Elevating Indigenous Voices” on November 4
Indigenous poets Vivian Faith Prescott, Marie Tozier and X̱'unei Lance Twitchell will read from their work and discuss poetic lineage
Date of Press Release: October 26, 2021
On Thursday, November 4 from 7–8:30 p.m. the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will host the virtual event “A Most Powerful Song: Elevating Indigenous Voices,” in partnership with the NEA Big Read program. The event is from 7–8:30 p.m.; it will be held via Zoom and pre-registration is required.
Indigenous poets Vivian Faith Prescott, Marie Tozier and X̱'unei Lance Twitchell will read from their work and discuss poetic lineage, the influence of U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and the importance of increasing visibility of Indigenous people and poetry. Sol Neely, Cherokee Nation Citizen and Associate Professor of English at Heritage University will provide introductory remarks and moderate the conversation with participants and attendees. Panelist bios, Zoom registration and more are available at the Big Read Juneau website.
This NEA Big Read and UAS One Campus, One Book event continues a community celebration of Joy Harjo’s An American Sunrise. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Northwest. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Library and UAS Egan Library.
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