Native American Author Joseph Bruchac Reads at UNH Oct. 10

By Erika Mantz
UNH News Bureau

September 27, 2001

DURHAM, N.H. -- Joseph Bruchac, co-author of the award-winning "Keepers of the Earth" series, will read from his works Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Granite State Room of the Memorial Union Building on the campus of the University of New Hampshire.

Bruchac, of Abenaki and Slovak descent, is a writer, poet and storyteller. He is the author of more than 70 books for children and adults including his autobiography "Bowman's Store," "The First Strawberries" and "Crazy Horse's Vision," winner of the Parent's Choice Award. His poems, stories and articles have appeared in more than 500 publications, and he has edited several contemporary anthologies, including "Breaking Silence," winner of an American Book Award.

In addition, Bruchac is also a professional storyteller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, and editor at Greenfield Review Press. He earned a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. from Union Institute of Ohio. His honors include a Rockefeller Humanities fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship for Poetry and in 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas.

The reading is sponsored by the James H. Hayes and Claire Short Hayes Chair in the Humanities. It is free and open to the public. For further information, contact David Watters, UNH Department of English, at 603-862-3983 or

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