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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Finding, Assessing, and Celebrating Authentic Indigenous Literature
Are you going to the 2012 conference of the Pacific Northwest Library Association? If so, head over a day early for a free workshop (costs will be covered by the Alaska State Library)!
Debby Dahl Edwardson, author of the outstanding My Name Is Not Easy, and I will do a four hour pre-conference session on "Finding, Assessing, and Celebrating Authentic Indigenous Literature."
See the sticker on the cover of Debby's book? "National Book Award Finalist." Saying it again, Debby's book is outstanding.
Each time I look at that cover, I think of all my uncles. When I look through the yearbooks from Santa Fe Indian School (the ones my parents saved), I see my uncles with that haircut... I suppose it was "the thing" back then (the 1950s), but nonetheless, that cover gives me pause every time I look at it. I'm excited to work with Debby on this session.
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Place: Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa