Upcoming CWA Events and Literary Events Across Campus

You can find more writing events around campus on the Center's calendar too. For a listing of past CWA events, visit the events archive page. 

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Books by CWA speakers can usually be purchased at the events, or beforehand from Northwestern's Norris Bookstore.

All CWA events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC unless otherwise noted.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014 5:30-6:30 pm
University Hall, Room 201 1897 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208

 

exploding chippewas

 Native American Poet Mark Turcotte to Give Poetry Reading

Poet Mark Turcotte (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) will read from his collections, The Feathered Heart and Exploding Chippewas, as well as new work in short-short prose and prose poetry.

Q&A and book-signing will follow.

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Mark Turcotte (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is author of four poetry collections, including The Feathered Heart and Exploding Chippewas. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in many literary journals, including TriQuarterlyPOETRY, Hunger Mountain, Rosebud, Prairie SchoonerKenyon ReviewPloughsharesSentence and The Missouri Review.   

He was the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Literary Grant, and has been awarded two Literary Fellowships by the Wisconsin Arts Board. He was a writer-in-residence for the National Book Foundation’s “American Voices” project, and was awarded a Lannan Writer’s Residency in Marfa, Texas. His poem, The Flower On, was part of the Poetry Society of America’s Poetry In Motion project, which placed poetry placards on public transportation in cities across the United States. His work is included in the NEA/Poetry Foundation high school recitation project Poetry Out Loud.  In recent months he has been invited to share his work from Boston to Santa Fe to Fargo to Montepellier, France.

Turcotte served as the 2008-2009 Visiting Native Writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He lives in Chicago where he is Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing at DePaul University.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:30-6:30 pm
University Hall, Room 201 1897 Sheridan Road Evanston, IL 60208


feathered heart

Native American Poet Mark Turcotte, Talking Back/Taking Back: Re-Appropriation in Native Poetry  

 Poet Mark Turcotte will share his own and the works of a selection of Native poets, and offer a discussion of attempts by many Native writers to address the long history of misrepresentation and appropriation created by non-Native authors.

Q&A and book-signing will follow.

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Mark Turcotte (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) is author of four poetry collections, including The Feathered Heart and Exploding Chippewas. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in many literary journals, including TriQuarterlyPOETRY, Hunger Mountain, Rosebud, Prairie SchoonerKenyon ReviewPloughsharesSentence and The Missouri Review.   

He was the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Literary Grant, and has been awarded two Literary Fellowships by the Wisconsin Arts Board. He was a writer-in-residence for the National Book Foundation’s “American Voices” project, and was awarded a Lannan Writer’s Residency in Marfa, Texas. His poem, The Flower On, was part of the Poetry Society of America’s Poetry In Motion project, which placed poetry placards on public transportation in cities across the United States. His work is included in the NEA/Poetry Foundation high school recitation project Poetry Out Loud.  In recent months he has been invited to share his work from Boston to Santa Fe to Fargo to Montepellier, France.

Turcotte served as the 2008-2009 Visiting Native Writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He lives in Chicago where he is Visiting Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing at DePaul University.