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Presidio Live - Literary Reading: Western Hemisphereans

Thursday, Apr 05, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

Presidio Trust

PRESIDIO LIVE – Thursday Evenings at 7 pm

In Presidio Live, experience live music, theatre, dance, film, and dialogues that offer a contemporary take on the history and nature of the Presidio and the culture of our diverse Bay Area community.

Toss your expectations aside and come hear readings of contemporary work by six teachers and visionaries from many parts of this side of the planet. All of these writers -- Avotcja, Duane BigEagle, Linda Noel, Kim Shuck, René Vaz and Norman Zelaya -- have indigenous connections to the western hemisphere. At the Presidio, a place of deep significance to California Indian communities, they will address the native experience past and present.

Curated by San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, who will be reading some of her new poems written in and about the Presidio. www.kimshuck.com

Avotcja -www.avotcja.org

Sonoma County poet Duane Big​Eagle is an Osage Indian from Oklahoma. He has a degree from Berkeley and has been publishing poetry since the 70's. He has taught creative writing since 1976 with the California Poets in the Schools program and presently teaches Native American Studies at the college level. He has received Artist-in-Residence grants from several institutions and has won awards including the W. A. Gerbode Poetry Award. He is a traditional American Indian singer and Osage Southern Straight dancer.

Linda Noel -www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/article/zz/20140826/NEWS/140827652

René Vaz - http://renevaz.com/

Norman Zelaya -www.sfgate.com/books/article/A-Mission-District-childhood-full-of-the-11153138.php

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