American poet, musician, storyteller, artist and writer Joy Harjo will visit
the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a public book reading and
Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the Dreyfus University Theater, the event is
free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the English Department and
Provost’s Office as part of the First-Year Experience Common Reading Program.
Harjo’s visit will include a question and answer session with students in the
program, which allows all first-year English students to study a common text in
order to recognize the power of language to shape meaning, community and
member of the Mvskoke Nation and a native of Tulsa, Okla., Harjo has written
seven books of poetry and won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native
Writers Circle of the Americas and the William Carlos Williams Award from the
Poetry Society of America. Her memoir, “Crazy Brave,” details her journey to
becoming a poet.
more information, contact Rachael Barnett, an assistant professor of English,
at 715-346-4332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.