The Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs have teamed up to bring this exceptional gathering of Native American talent to Lincoln, Neb., on May 14-15. The 2015 Great Plains Symposium “Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead” will explore the status, challenges, and especially the opportunities and prospects that Native Americans and First Peoples face going forward.
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).
10 am Elliott Bay Book Company
12 pm University Book Store
2 pm Queen Anne Book Company
4 pm Secret Garden Bookshop
6 pm Third Place Books