Writer Susan Power to speak at UAS

Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010

Poet, writer and storyteller Susan Power will give a presentation and read from some of her works at 7 p.m. tonight at the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Lecture Hall. Power, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux, lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has spent the past month in Sitka as the Island Institute artist in residence.

Power will also be speaking at a brown bag luncheon event at the Alaska State Museum at noon today, and at a reading at the downtown library at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

Power's fiction and nonfiction has been published in many venues, including Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Voice Literary Supplement, Ploughshares, Story Magazine, and Harper's Bazaar, and Best American Short Stories. Her first book, "The Grass Dancer," received a 1995 Pen/Hemingway Award. Other books she has written include "War Bundles" and "Strong Heart Society."

Power holds a masters in fine arts from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, as well as a law degree from Harvard.

For more information, contact Ernestine Hayes, assistant professor of English, at ernestine.hayes@uas.alaska.edu

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