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Native American writers to read from work, Oct. 11

Native American writers David Treuer and Luci Tapahonso will read from their work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Treuer graduated from Princeton in 1992 and published his first novel, "Little," three years later. He has written two other novels, "The Hiawatha" and "The Translation of Dr. Apelles," as well as a collection of essays titled "Native American Fiction: A User's Manual."

Treuer's honors include a Pushcart Prize, a Minnesota Book Award and a Fulbright Fellowship. His novels have been translated into Norwegian, Finnish, French and Greek.

Tapahonso, a professor of American Indian studies and English at the University of Arizona, is the author of three children's books and five books of poetry. Her book "Blue Horses Rush In" was awarded the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association's 1998 Award for Poetry. She also has received the Storyteller of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and an American Indian Leadership Award from the University of Kansas for her integral role in establishing that institution's graduate program in indigenous nations studies.

Tapahonso's work has been featured in numerous publications and in several documentary films. Her poems have been translated into German, Italian and French.

The event is part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing.

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