March 01, 2008

Alexie to deliver keynote speech

Sherman Alexie will give World Touch Cultural Heritage Week keynoteA keynote presentation by novelist, poet and screenplay writer Sherman Alexie will kick off the 35th Annual World Touch Cultural Heritage (WTCH) Week, March 24-29, at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Alexie will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, in Edson Auditorium of the campus Student Center. A reception in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall Alumni Room will follow the presentation.

Alexie has been hailed as one of the best young writers of his generation. The New Yorker named him one of the top 20 writers for the 21st Century. A gifted orator, Alexie won the World Heavyweight Championship Poetry Bout four years in a row, from 1998 to 2001. In his lectures, he tells tales of contemporary American Indian life laced with razor-sharp humor, unsettling candor and biting wit.
Comment:  For more on Alexie, see All About Sherman Alexie.

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