Join us for the exclusive Seattle book launch for the premier anthology of contemporary American poetry. The 2015 edition marks an exceptional volume guest edited by award-winning novelist and poet Sherman Alexie, who will also host the event. Readers include poets Natalie Diaz, Joan Kane, Ed Skoog, Cody Walker, and Jane Wong. Alexie picked seventy-five poems for the anthology, which highlight the depth and breadth of the American experience.
The event is part of the Springfield College Arts and Humanities Speaker Series and has been made possible through the generosity of Carlton ’63 and Lucille Sedgeley. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Sherman Alexie, author of the Common Reading for the Class of 2019, will speak on Tuesday, September 8. More details will be forth coming.
Artist & Lecture Series: Sherman Alexie
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
SPSCC is pleased to bring ward-winning Native American author Sherman Alexie to campus. Alexie will speak from his book, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian."
UD Speaker Series talk by Sherman Alexie
Tuesday, November 11
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Kennedy Union Ballroom
UD Speaker Series 2014-15 - PERSPECTIVES ON PEACE Sherman Alexie is a Native American author, poet, and filmmaker. Winner of the National Book Award for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for his book of short stories, War Dances. Book signing to follow. The talk is part of the annual Native Peoples of America Colloquium. For additional information or special accommodations, please contact the office of the provost at 937-229-2245.
Public Reading and Lecture by Sherman Alexie
"An Evening with Sherman Alexie"
Sherman Alexie reads from Blasphemy, a collection of short stories uniting fifteen beloved classics with fifteen new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers. Included are some of his most esteemed tales, including “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” “This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” “The Toughest Indian in the World,” and his most recent, “War Dances,” along with Alexie’s new stories about donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, a twenty-four hour Asian manicure salon, good and bad marriages, and all species of warriors in America today.
Book signing immediately following.
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 7 pm
Location: Ballroom, University Union
Parking: Free in Structure II between 6-10 pm.
For more information, please contact UNIQUE at (916) 278-6997.
The Washington Center for the Book invites everyone to celebrate the 2014 awards. The program in the Microsoft Auditorium will feature emcee Nancy Guppy, host and producer of the Seattle Channel’s “Art Zone with Nancy Guppy” and brief readings from the winning titles. A reception, book sales and signing will follow in the Central Library Living Room on Level 3, with entertainment by the Seattle7Writers and Jennie Shortridge’s cover band, The Rejections (and Trailing Spouses).