Internationally acclaimed author Leslie Marmon Silko, Laguna Pueblo, deliveres the fall Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community, at Phoenix’s Heard Museum. This semi-annual lecture series is held through a partnership between the Heard Museum and Arizona State University.
Silko delivers a relaxed, informal presentation as she reads from her forthcoming memoir, Turquoise Ledge.
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Silko has won prizes, fellowships, and grants from such sources as the National Endowment for the Arts and The Boston Globe. She was the youngest writer to be included in The Norton Anthology of Women’s Literature for her short story “Lullaby.” In 1981 she won a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant. Silko has continued to be a force in American Indian literature in both the fiction and non-fiction genres.
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Introduction: Fred McIlvain (Library Channel) Frank Goodyear (Heard Museum) Simon Ortiz (ASU)
Speaker: Leslie Marmon Silko
Episode 102 Running time: 51:44