Native American Poet Elizabeth Woody To Read at PSU
Author: Ramya Rajaraman, Office of Marketing and Communications (503-725-3711).
Posted: June 7, 2005

Native American poet and visual artist Elizabeth Woody will give a public reading, "Conversion: Root, Stone, Flesh, and Water," at Portland State University as a part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' workshop for community college teachers, organized by PSU and the Center for Columbia River History. A reception with light refreshments will follow the reading. Elizabeth Woody's books and CDs will be available for purchase and signing.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 and Tuesday, July 12, 2005; 8-9:30 p.m.

PSU's Native American Student and Community Center (710 S.W. Jackson Ave.)

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mary Wheeler at 503-734-7772 or A photo of Elizabeth Woody can be downloaded at

Elizabeth Woody is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs in Oregon. Woody has received the 1990 American Book Award for her first collection of poetry, Hand Into Stone, and is the inaugural recipient of Hedgebrook's J.T. Stewart Award in 1997. She has also received the discretionary William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry from the Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Association in 1995. Woody has also exhibited as a visual artist regionally and nationally, most recently in "Reflecting on Lewis and Clark: Contemporary American Indian Viewpoints" for the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Wash.

The Center for Columbia River History is a public history partnership of the Washington State Historical Society, Portland State University and Washington State University, Vancouver. Its mission is to promote the study of the history of the Columbia River Basin through public programs, research projects and resource development.

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