Lesung mit Diane Glancy
IN NORTH AMERICAN AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Reading: Diane Glancy
May 19, 2022
Lecture Hall 17, IAAK
We are proud to welcome the acclaimed Native American writer and academic Diane Glancy (Cherokee) for a reading from her diverse body of work, including one of her most recent publications, A Line of Driftwood: The Ada Blackjack Story (2021). A Line of Driftwood combines prose and poetry to breathe new life into the diaries of and historical record on Ada Blackjack – an Inupiat woman who joined an Arctic expedition in 1921 and returned two years later as the sole survivor. Glancy’s reading will be followed by a panel discussion with the author and a Q&A with the audience.
Diane Glancy's corpus of work includes over 60 books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, as well as plays and screenplays. Her writing has enjoyed particular praise for crossing and combining different genres and for its creative rewriting of Native American history. Glancy is a professor emerita of Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, where she taught Native American literature and creative writing. She has received numerous prizes and accolades including the Juniper Prize for Poetry, the Five Civilized Playwriting Laureate Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Cherokee Medal of Honor, the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, a Sundance Screenwriting Fellowship, and the Arrell Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award.