River Readings presents: Simon Ortiz

You’re there somewhere, a tiny struggling cell.

You just might be significant

but you might not be anything.

(from “Blind Curse”)

River Readings at Augustana 2010-2011 presents

Simon J. Ortiz

Thursday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

Centennial Hall

in conjunction with the exhibition of the Olson-Brandelle North American Indian Art Collection in the Art Museum. Reception to follow reading in the Museum.

Simon Ortiz is Acoma Pueblo and teaches at Arizona State University. He is the author of several books, including the poetry collections From Sand Creek, Out There Somewhere, After and Before the Lightning, and Woven Stone; a short story collection Men on the Moon; and a children’s book The Good Rainbow Road. Mr. Ortiz has received recognition from National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Achievement in the Arts Award, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award, Lannan Foundation’s Artist in Residence, “Returning the Gift” Lifetime Achievement Award, and Western States Arts Federation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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