Joy Harjo -- Fall 2009

Joy HarjoJoy Harjo is a multi-talented artist of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. She is an internationally distinguished poet, performer, writer and musician. She has published seven books of acclaimed poetry − including She Had Some Horses (1984), In Mad Love and War (1990), The Woman Who Fell From the Sky (1994), A Map to the Next World: Poems (2000), and How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems (2003)− and two children’s books, The Good Luck Cat (2000) and For a Girl Becoming (2009). Her poetry awards include theLila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award, the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has released three widely acclaimed CD's of original music and performances: Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century, Native Joy for Real, and She Had Some Horses.

  • Poetry Craft Talk and Performance
    Tuesday, September 22, 4:30pm - Krannert Art Museum, Room 62
  • Performance with Grammy-Award winning producer and collaborator, guitarist Larry Mitchell
    Friday, September 25, 7:30pm - Illini Union, Room B
  • Reading and performance for Title VII Indian Education Program
    Friday, October 2, 6:30pm - Stockton Elementary School, 4420 N Beacon St, Chicago, IL
  • Native American House Seminar
    Thursday, October 8, 7pm - Native American House, 1206 W. Nevada St., Urbana
  • Children’s book reading and signing 
    Friday, October 9, 3pm - Asian American Cultural Center, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
  • Poetry reading and signing with Elise Paschen
    Wednesday, October 14, 6pm - Lucy Ellis Lounge, room 1080, Foreign Language Building

All events are Free and Open to the Public

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Student Affairs Program Coordinating Council 
Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee and SORF