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Posted on July 14th, 2020

Nov
9
Mon
A Peek Into the American Indian Way of Life Through Their History and Oral Traditions
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm

This program is one of several events planned as part of The Big Read, a grant program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on The Big Read programs being held throughout East Central Illinois, visit https://library.eiu.edu/bigread.

Presented by Kim McIver Sigafus
Nov. 9, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., virtual event
Free and open to the public

This presentation will invite people into the world of the American Indian to discover what it once was to be Native, and what it means to be Native now. An Ojibwa, Kim will be dressed in her traditional Native regalia, and will present on Native culture through oral traditions, language, and history. She will discuss Native encampment life and will drum and sing an Ojibwa lullaby. There will be a Q&A at the end of the presentation.

About the Presenter:

Kim Sigafus wearing a bright red garmet decorated with sequins and ribbon.

Kim Sigafus is an internationally published award-winning Ojibwa author and speaker. Her family is from White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Kim’s Ojibwa name, Bekaadiziikwe, means “Quiet Woman.”

In her Native regalia, Kim has presented Native American programs at venues across the Midwest. The genres she writes include romance, children’s picture books and plays, as well as Native American fiction and non-fiction. When she’s not working, she makes dream catchers and Talking Feathers, and drums and sings.

She resides in Freeport, Illinois with husband Andy and their two dogs, Animosh and Miika.

 

This program was funded by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Road Scholar Speakers Bureau, a program that provides organizations statewide with affordable, entertaining, and thought-provoking humanities events for their communities.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Dec
1
Tue
Book discussion: An American Sunrise
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This program is part of NEA Big Read, a grant series focusing on “An American Sunrise,” a book by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. For more information on The Big Read, visit library.eiu.edu/bigread.

 

Book discussion

Dec. 1, 2020, 4-5:30 p.m.
EIU Buzzard Hall Room 1180
Limited to 10; pre-registration required
Instructor: Marita Metzke
Free and open to the public

The Academy of Lifelong Learning’s Literary Divas book club will discuss “An American Sunrise,” by Joy Harjo, on Dec. 1.

The academy is an outreach program that caters to adults who like to learn.

For more information, contact the Academy of Lifelong Learning at 217-581-5114 or email academy@eiu.edu.

Dec
2
Wed
Book discussion: An American Sunrise
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm

This program is part of NEA Big Read, a grant series focusing on “An American Sunrise,” a book by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. For more information on The Big Read, visit library.eiu.edu/bigread.

Book discussion

Dec. 2, 2020, 5 p.m.
Virtual discussion via Zoom
Sponsored by the Coles County LifeSpan Center

Free and open to the public

The Coles County LifeSpan Center will host a virtual book club using the Zoom meeting app on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. This is a new book club for the center, and the first book they chose to discuss was “An American Sunrise,” by Joy Harjo.

For more information or to sign up to paraticipate, email contactus@lifespancenter.org. Free copies of Harjo’s book are available.

Jan
30
Sat
Author spotlight with Joy Harjo
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm

This is one of a series of programs for the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read. Booth Library and many campus and community partners are sponsoring programming through April 2021 about the book “An American Sunrise,” by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.

Virtual presentation; link to be provided
Part of the Lions in Winter festival sponsored by the EIU Department of English
Co-sponsored by Broward County Library, Florida
Free and open to the public

Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo is author of our Big Read selection, “An American Sunrise.” In this program, she will discuss her poetry and its inspiration from the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. A question-and-answer period is planned.

In 2019, Harjo was appointed the 23rd United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo is an internationally known award-winning poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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