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Leslie Marmon Silko and Molly Gloss
Monday, October 18, 2010 - 7:30pm

WHAT Literary Arts Presents: In Conversation With Leslie Silko Marmon and Molly Gloss.

Leslie Marmon Silko is the author of numerous books including Almanac of the Dead, Garden in the Dunes, Ceremony, and most recently, The Turquoise Ledge.

Silko is a Native American novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and short-story writer whose work is primarily concerned with the relations between different cultures and between humans and the natural world. Silko was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up at Laguna Pueblo. The Pueblo has been home to members of her family for generations and is where she learned traditional stories and legends from her grandmother Lilly and her aunt Susie.

Called the most accomplished Native American writer of her generation and an "American Indian Literary Master," Silko has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," the National Endowment for the Arts Discovery Grant, the Boston Globe prize for nonfiction, the Pushcart Prize for Poetry, and the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities "Living Cultural Treasure" Award. Silko was also the youngest writer to be included in The Norton Anthology of Women's Literature, for her short story "Lullaby."

Molly Gloss is a native Oregonian and one of Portland's literary icons. She is the author of such books as The Jump-Off Creek, The Dazzle of Day, Wild Life and The Hearts of Horses. Her work has been nominated for numerous awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award for American Fiction. In 1990, Gloss won the Oregon Book Awards in fiction for her novel The Jump-Off Creek.

WHEN Monday, October 18th, 7:30PM

WHERE Lincoln Performance Hall, 1620 SW Park Ave.

ADMISSION $15 and $20 Reserved Seating, Purchase tickets online, by calling the PSU Box Office at 503-725-3307, or in person - 1825 SW Broadway.