Author Louise Erdrich to Speak at Denison
Posted: February 17, 2008 / Last Updated: February 18, 2008
Critically acclaimed author Louise Erdrich will speak in Denison University’s Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road) on Thursday, March 6, at 8 p.m. As part of the McGregor Connection Initiative’s “Hum/an/imal” series, Erdrich will discuss the metaphorical relationships between humans and other animals in Native American literature and will read from her work as part of the Beck Lecture Series.
As the daughter of a German-American father and as an active member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe through her mother’s French Ojibwa heritage, she often addresses issues of cultural and ethnic identity in her books. She has written 11 novels, two poetry books, multiple children’s books, and a memoir on early motherhood.
Erdrich is the recipient of such prestigious awards as the Academy of American Poets prize and the Best Fiction Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Erdrich owns an independent bookstore in Minneapolis specializing in Native American literature, crafts and other resources.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville—Author Louise Erdrich in the McGregor Hum/an/imal Series and the Beck Visiting Writers Series; 8 p.m., Thurs., March 6, Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6206 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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