The Cameron University Department of English and Foreign Languages continues its Visiting Writers Series by welcoming LeAnne Howe, author, novelist, playwright and poet, on Friday, November 6. At 3 p.m. that day, Howe will present a lecture on the craft of writing; at 7 p.m. she will read selections from her work. Both presentations take place in the CETES Conference Center and are open to the public at no charge. The event is made possible through Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series.
A native Oklahoman and an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Howe is the author of novels, plays, poetry, screenplays and scholarship that deal with Native American experiences. Her first novel, “Shell Shaker,” received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. “Evidence of Red,” a collection of poetry, was honored with the Oklahoma Book Award in 2006. In 2014, Howe’s memoir, “Choctalking on Other Realities,” won the inaugural MLA Prize for Studies in Native American Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. She recently received the Distinguished Achievement Award for creative and critical work from the Western Literature Association. Other awards include a Fulbright scholarship; 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas; and a 2012 United States Artists Ford Fellowship.
Howe is the Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the English Department at the University of Georgia.
October 30, 2015