April 18 7 pm CDT
During 2022’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley, poet Joy Harjo will be joined for an online conversation with Heid E. Erdrich
Steeped in her literary works and poetry, Joy Harjo will be joined for an online presentation by writer and interdisciplinary artist, Heid Erdrich. The one-night-only experience will begin with a virtual tour of the exhibition Jim Denomie, Sweet Dreams featuring music by Red Wing Black Bird, a Native women’s drum circle.
As the U.S. Poet Laureate, Harjo connects poetry, geography and place, writing, “Maybe we are at the place where many roads come together under the dimming sun. We must make a new map, together where poetry is sung.” Harjo’s call to action is a call for cultural healing.
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This event is offered as part of ArtReach St. Croix’s NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. We encourage you to join your St. Croix Valley neighbors in reading An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo. In April 2022, we will celebrate the arts with activities related to themes found in the book. More information is available at artreachstcriox.org/bigread. See www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/american-sunrise for reader resources and discussion questions.