Starts in 5 days, 10 Hours
October 6, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DeWitt Community Library
Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. East DeWitt, NY 13214
Joseph Bruchac is a writer and traditional storyteller who lives in the Adirondack Mountains Region of northern New York in the house he was raised in by his grandparents. Founder and Executive Director of the Greenfield Review Literary Center and The Greenfield Review Press, much of his writing draws on his Abenaki Indian ancestry.
He and his two grown sons, James and Jesse, who are also storytellers and writers, work together in projects involving the preservation of Native culture, Native language renewal, teaching traditional Native skills, and environmental education at their Ndakinna Education Center. (ndcenter.org)
Author of over 130 books in several genres for young readers and adults, his experiences include running a college program in a maximum security prison and teaching in West Africa. Among his new titles are the post-apocalyptic novel Killer of Enemies (Tu Books), winner of the 2014 Native American Librarians Association YA Award, and The Hunter’s Promise, a picture book based on a traditional Abenaki story (Wisdom Tales Press, 2015).
The latest books of poetry that he has written include Four Directions (Mongrel Empire Press, 2015) and Above the Line (West End Press, 2002).
Open mic follows the featured reader.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.