NEA Big Read Kick Off: Evening Song with Luci Tapahonso, Laura Tohe, Amanda R. Tachine, Jake Skeets, Arizona Humanities
Date(s): Saturday, February 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST
Type(s): Celebration, Community Event, Talk
Genre and Form(s): American Indian, Community, Indigenous, Mixed Genre
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
About this Event
Celebrate the official kick-off of the NEA Big Read: Phoenix with Evening Song: A Conversation with Luci Tapahonso and Dr. Laura Tohe on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Phoenix MST on Zoom.
In this conversation, Navajo Nation Poets Laureate Luci Tapahonso and Dr. Laura Tohe will explore Diné womanhood, the power of storytelling, and how Indigenous narratives can guide the way toward reconciliation, healing, and Native Nation-building.
The conversation will be moderated by ASU Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Amanda R. Tachine with additional comments by poet Jake Skeets. This event is presented in partnership with Arizona Humanities, will be livestreamed and recorded, and is open to the public and free.
Looking for more events? Join a salon on decolonization with Dr. Amanda R. Tachine on March 4, learn more about Arizona's MMIWG Study Committee on March 19, or view the full schedule for the NEA Big Read today at http://piper.asu.edu/nea-big-read/events.
About the NEA Big Read: Phoenix
This event is presented as part of 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. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The 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, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU, and over 40 authors, performers, and community organizations. Find events, meet our partners, and start reading today at http://piper.asu.edu/big-read.
Support Indigenous Communities
The Phoenix Indian Center is the oldest American Indian non-profit organization of its kind in the United States, providing workforce development, cultural enrichment, and other vital services to Indigenous communities throughout the Valley for over 70 years. To support their work, visit their website at https://phxindcenter.org/financial-support/, click the donate button, enter an amount, and enter "NEA Big Read" in the description. Please consider making a gift to the Phoenix Indian Center today.