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Poetry Reading

  • January 30, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, Evanston

Winter Night of Indigenous Tellings:
Poetry Reading

The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is collaborating with the American Indian Center of Chicago for an evening of a Winter Night of Indigenous Tellings. Prior to the evening event, Dave Spencer (Mississippi Chata/Diné) and Vincent Romero (Laguna Pueblo) will lead workshops at the American Indian Center of Chicago, where Indigenous poets will explore and refine their expression of Indigenous voice. On the evening of January 30th, workshop participants will share what they created presenting their poems and stories to the audiences at the Mitchell Museum.

Following in the footsteps of local Indigenous poets, Eddy Two Rivers, Mark Turcotte, author of The Feathered Heart and Exploding Chippewas, and Elise Paschen, author of The Nightlife and Bestiary, workshop participants will share their experience as Chicagoans and Indigenous people, and what it is like living in two cultures. Special guest poets are invited so event attendees can mingle with storytelling mentors, as well as, emerging poets.

Lite refreshments will be served.

Suggested donation of $5.00 with museum admission.

Tribal Members are free. 

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