Join us on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in Lipinsky Auditorium for a reading by visiting writer Joy Harjo. This event is free and open to everyone.
Joy Harjo is a recording artist, the author of ten books of poetry, a memoir, "Crazy Brave," and the coming-of-age book, "For a Girl Becoming." Her many honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.
She is a native of Oklahoma and member of the Mvskoke Nation, and has also won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas. Her most recent book of poems, "Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings," takes readers from early history and the Trail of Tears through the everyday joys and struggles of modern life.
This event is presented as part of the Department of English Visiting Writer Series and the university’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies Series, with support from Biltmore Farms Hotels, Blue Ridge Public Radio, and Our State magazine.