The Distinguished Lecture Series and the First-Year Common Reading Experience present:
The Partially True Story of the True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Poet, screenwriter, and bestselling author of UWM’s 2014 Common Read
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7PM
Union Wisconsin Room, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Tickets are Free for UWM students
Tickets are available at the Union info desk.
A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.
A sign language interpreter will be provided.
Sherman Alexie, a preeminent Native American poet, novelist, performer, filmmaker, and author of UWM’s 2014 Common Read, visits UWM this fall to share “The Partially True Story of the True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.”
A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. While in college at the University of Washington, a college professor recognized Alexie’s "intensity of language, passion, and energy." That talent has turned into the publication of 24 books including "What I've Stolen, What I've Earned," "Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories," and "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian."
Alexie has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the PEN/Malamud Award for Fiction, A PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, the 2009 Mason Award, the 2008 Stranger Genius Award, a Pushcart Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship, the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and numerous honorary degrees.
This event is sponsored by Student Involvement, the Student Success Center, the American Indian Student Association, American Indian Studies, American Indian Student Services, and the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education.
For more information contact Student Involvement at (414) 229-5780.