Monthly Archives: October 2012

Russell Means… what he meant

Is there an adult in Indian Country who does not know the name Russell Means, or that of his compatriot in the American Indian Movement (AIM), Dennis Banks? Whenever Native friends mentioned Means to me over the years, there was … Continue reading

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Indian Voices now in Paperback!

Join Alison at Book Passage in Corte Madera for the relaunch of Indian Voices: Listening to Native Americans, now in Paperback. 7 PM November 1, 2012 Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard  Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 927-0960

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More than a gift from Louise Erdrich

Today at a local bookstore (Book Passage in Corte Madera), I listened to a wonderfully nuanced reading by Louise Erdrich from her new novel, The Round House. By the vagaries of seats switching, I ended up in the front row, … Continue reading

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Alison at “Why There are Words” October 11

Come see Alison in Sausalito at Why There are Words Literary Reading Series Studio 333 in Sausalito, CA,  7pm – 9pm

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OMG! What a rave!

Thanks to Professor John Sanchez (Apache) of Penn State University for his extraordinary review in “Indian American Quarterly.” Here is part of it. At some point my wonderful webmistress Clarisa Morales Roberts will help those interested link to the whole … Continue reading

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Alison to appear at State Indian Museum

Alison will be one of ten authors featured at the Native Literature Showcase, Saturday, November 10, at the California State Indian Museum in Sacramento. Come hear her discuss her latest book, Indian Voices – Listening to Native Americans, which will … Continue reading

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Hanging (briefly) with Sherman

Thanks to my publicist, Helena Brantley, and to presenter Melissa Mytinger, I had the opportunity to introduce Sherman Alexie at the jam-packed First Congregational Church in Berkeley. There were a friendly few minutes in the green room to joke, sign … Continue reading

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Introduction to Sherman Alexie

I’ll be introducing the dauntingly prolific and very funny writer this Wed. October 3rd at The First Congregational Church of Berkeley (2345 Channing Way at Dana). His book is Blasphemy, yet another enviable title. And just a sidenote: Oct 3 … Continue reading

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