Award-winning author, Sherman Alexie coming to Powell...tomorrow!

(Powell, Wyo.) — Sherman Alexie, the man responsible for connecting readers around the world to the American Indian experience through his semi-autobiographical writings, will speak at Northwest College Tuesday, May 3. Alexie’s program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Yellowstone Building Conference Center. One of The New Yorker’s 20 top writers for the 21st century, Alexie was described by Men’s Journal as “the world’s first fast-talking, wisecracking, mediagenic American-Indian superstar." Alexie’s National Book Award-winning “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” was named the best Young Adult Book of all time by Time magazine. [image: unnamed 2.jpg] A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington, on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He speaks to the harsher and the humorous aspects of contemporary life in Native America. His honest, stark and sometimes raw portrayals are known for their power to compel readers, listeners and viewers to reconsider their viewpoint of the world. Despite what’s now recognized broadly as a gift for writing, Alexie wasn’t committed to the craft until a college professor recognized his “intensity of language, passion, and energy.” Shortly after, his first books of poetry were published, and he began developing into an acclaimed orator, telling tales of contemporary American Indian life. The program is free, but early attendance is encouraged because of anticipated demand and limited seating. *Feature image: Google Images / Pitchengine Communities* #reboot #news #whatshappening