OMAA continues its exploration of the union between arts and letters with a third series of programs by notable authors and artists. Programs are online from 4-5:30 pm.
Sunday, September 27, 2020: Luci Tapahonso
Luci Tapahonso was the inaugural poet laureate of the Navajo Nation from 2013-2015. The author of three children’s books and six books of poetry, Tapahonso is professor emerita of English Literature at the University of New Mexico. Among her many honors, she is recipient of a 2018 Native Arts and Culture Foundation Artist Fellowship. She recently completed a script for an exhibition called “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” for the American Heritage Gallery at Walt Disney World’s Epcot and is completing the manuscript for her next book.
Tapahonso joined us for a reading of her selected poems:
Sunday, October 18, 2020: Wally Lamb
Wally Lamb is a New York Times best–selling author known for his widely popular novels She’s Come Undone, a finalist for the 1992 Los Angeles Book Awards’ Art Seidenbaum Prize for first fiction, and, an Oprah’s Book Club selection. In addition to writing other best-selling novels, Lamb also edited Couldn’t Keep It to Myself and I’ll Fly Away, two volumes of essays from students in his writing workshop at York Correctional Institution, a women’s prison in Connecticut, where he has been a volunteer facilitator for the past 17 years. Former director of the University of Connecticut’s creative writing program, Lamb is also a sought-after keynote speaker and has spoken at universities and colleges, libraries, arts and lecture venues, and literary festivals across the country.
Lamb read excerpts from his as-yet-unpublished novel: