Jan 29, 2013

CNU to Host Native American Poet and Musician Joy Harjo

(Newport News, Va.) - The CNU Visiting Writers Series will host award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the David Student Union Ballroom. Harjo will read excerpts from her memoir, Crazy Brave, and present a poetry reading with musical accompaniment. The event is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. Her books of poetry, which include How We Became Human — New and Selected Poems: 1975-2001, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and She Had Some Horseshave garnered numerous awards including 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. In 2009 she won a Native American Music Award for Best Female Artist of the Year for her album “Winding Through the Milky Way.”

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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Lori Jacobs
Director of Public Relations

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