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She Speaks: An Evening of Indigenous Poetry and Conversation

January 19, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Heid E. Erdrich and Louise Waakaa’igan read and discuss their poetry.

Register here: https://galenapubliclibrary.eventbrite.com or by emailing distlerl@galenalibrary.org

Heid E. Erdrich is the author of six collections of poetry. Her writing has won fellowships and awards from the National Poetry Series, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Minnesota State Arts Board, Bush Foundation, Loft Literary Center, First People’s Fund, and other honors. She has twice won a Minnesota Book Award for poetry. Heid edited the 2018 anthology New Poets of Native Nations from Graywolf Press which won an American Book Award. Her most recent poetry collection, Little Big Bully, won the Balcones Prize. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota and is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain.

Louise K. Waakaa’igan is enrolled at Odaawaa Zaaga ‘iganing (Lac Courte Orielles Reservation) in northern Wisconsin. Louise is the recipient of the 2017 PEN Poetry Prize for her first-place poem, “This Is Where.” She is also the first-place winner of the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop’s Broadside Competition (2016). Louise’s work has been previously published in PEN America, 21 Mythologies, The Moon Magazine, Night Colors, 27th Letter, Words in Gray Scale, and Doors Adjacent. Her first collection, This Is Where, has recently been released through Willow Books/Aquarius Press.

The Zoom capacity for this event is limited, alternatively the event can be watched live on our Facebook page.

Galena LitFest is sponsored by the Galena Public Library and the Friends of the Galena Public Library.


January 19, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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