In celebration of the 9th annual Pierce County READS event, best-selling author Sherman Alexie will host a free talk and book-signing event at Clover Park Technical College. Because of the strong likelihood of the event selling out, Pierce College Puyallup will host a live stream of the presentation, taking place in the Arts and Allied Health Building Theater on April 29 at 7 p.m.
Sherman Alexie’s portrayals of modern life as a Native American invite a wide range of reactions – laughter, sadness, anger, wonder, disbelief, consternation and more. An outspoken poet, novelist and screenwriter, Alexie has become one of the most frequently banned authors in the country – but also one of the most celebrated. Five of his books were selected to be featured during Pierce County READS: “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” (1993), “Reservation Blues” (1995), “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” (2007), “Flight” (2007) and “War Dances” (2009).
Both Pierce College libraries have Sherman Alexie displays on view, and his books are available for check-out. The college has also chosen to focus on Alexie’s novels for the 2016-17 common book program.
“The richness of Sherman Alexie’s novels cross a wide range of topics and reading levels, making him the perfect choice for next year’s common book,” said Dean of Library and Learning Resources Christie Flynn. “Faculty from multiple disciplines will be able to incorporate Sherman Alexie’s works into their courses. We look forward to meaningful college-wide conversations, lectures and discussions on race, diversity, poverty, abuse, gender and, of course, humor that are drawn from the themes in his books.”
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