The Virginia G. Piper
Center for Creative Writing

Joe Buenker

NEA Big Read Partner 2021

About Joe Buenker

Joe Buenker graduated with a B.A. in English literature from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1994 and a M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. Joe has been reading, researching, and collecting Louise Erdrich books and memorabilia - as well as compiling a bibliography of writings by or about Erdrich since the early 1990s. Buenker has been employed as a librarian at Arizona State University since 2000.

Find Events with Joe Buenker

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 1:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type & Genre: Presentation, Talk; American Indian, Community, Indigenous, Novels
Learn more about characters, plot, and everything else you need to know about The Round House with ASU Librarian Joe Buenker

About NEA Big Read

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. This event is presented as part the NEA Big Read: Phoenix, celebrating Indigenous literary arts and culture in the Valley with over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich. NEA Big Read: Phoenix is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University with additional support from Arizona Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU. Find events, meet our partners, and start reading today at

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