What if everybody read the same book? Or the same two books? We’d talk to each other about issues that matter, and we’d celebrate the power of books in creating a stronger community.
The Everybody Reads 2013 selections are two books by Sherman Alexie: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Ten Little Indians. In partnership with Multnomah County Library and The Library Foundation, Literary Arts is pleased to present Sherman Alexie at the Arlene Schnizter Concert Hall.
Sherman Alexie is one of today’s most captivating and popular writers whose poignant and emotionally resonant stories about Native Americans have won several major literary awards. The New York Times has said that in Alexie’s “warm, revealing, invitingly roundabout stories, the central figures come in all shapes and sizes, sharing their wry perspectives on Indian life off the reservation.”
Here’s the great list of Native American poets Sherman Alexie named at the Everybody Reads event on March 12, 2013:
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Thanks again to our event sponsors: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, AHA!, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Lewis & Clark College, OPB, The Standard, and Willamette Week.