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Elizabeth Woody To Give Public Reading
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 8:00pm to Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 9:30pm
Native American poet and visual artist Elizabeth Woody will give a public reading entitled, "Conversion: Root, Stone, Flesh, and Water". The reading will be held at the Native American Student and Community Center, 710 SW Jackson Ave., Portland, OR, 97201.

The event is free and open to the public and a reception with light refreshments will follow. Ms. Woody's books and CD will be available for purchase and signing.

The readings are held as part of two National Endowment for the Humanities workshops for Community College teachers offered by Portland State University and the Center for Columbia River History.

Elizabeth Woody (Navajo / Warm Springs / Wasco / Yakama), is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Oregon. Her first collection of poetry, Hand Into Stone, received a 1990 American Book Award. Her second and third collections of writing Luminaries of the Humble, (University of Arizona Press), and Seven Hands, Seven Hearts, Prose and Poetry (The Eighth Mountain Press) were published in 1994. She is an inaugural recipient of Hedgebrooks J.T. Stewart award for those who write transformational work in 1997,a recipient of the discretionary William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association in 1995, a finalist in the poetry category for the Oregon Book Awards for 1995, and an alumna of the first AIO/Kellogg Foundations Ambassadors program.