Women in the Arts Lecture: Joy Harjo

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Date(s) - 03/02/2017
6:30 pm
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Light Hall Auditorium


Edwina and Charles Milner Women in the Arts
Joy Harjo
6:30 pm | Lecture
in Light Hall Auditorium

FREE event. Open to the public.
LIMITED SEATING; Advanced Tickets Recommended. Contact 575/538-6469.


Meet Indigenous Poet & Memoirist Joy Harjo. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Joy Harjo is an internationally known poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation.

She is often cited as playing a formidable role in the second wave of what critic Kenneth Lincoln termed the Native American Renaissance of the late 20th century. She is the author of such books as Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (2015), Crazy Brave (2012), and How We Became Humans: New and Selected Poems 1975 – 2002 (2004).

She has released five award-winning CD’s of original music and in 2009 won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year. She is the recipient of the PEN USA Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the Wallace Stevens Award for Poetry.

Western Institute for Lifelong Learning (WILL)


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