Native American author offers book reading, discussion

Native American poet, musician, storyteller, artist and writer Joy Harjo will visit the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point for a public book reading and discussion.

Held 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 values. 

A 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. 

For more information, contact Rachael Barnett, an assistant professor of English, at 715-346-4332 or

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