Joy Harjo Residency

Joy Harjo Events  |  April 23–24, 2024

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Tuesday, April 23

CultureTalk with Joy Harjo and Jenny L. Davis

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana
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Featuring Joy Harjo (23rd United States Poet Laureate and member of the Muscogee [Creek] Nation) and Jenny L. Davis (American Indian Studies and Anthropology; member of the Chickasaw Nation).

Cosponsored by the Center for Advanced Study, the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

Wednesday, April 24

Inside Scoop Lunch Talk

Undergraduates of any major are invited to this informal lunch talk with Joy Harjo. Free lunch provided. Advance registration required! Co-hosted by Native American House.

Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
919 W. Illinois St., Urbana

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Public Reading and Book Signing

Celebrated writer and three-term US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will read from her body of work. Cosponsored by American Indian Studies.

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Ballroom
601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana

Quote from Jackson Prize judges: "“Harjo’s poems embody a rich physicality and movement; they begin in the ear and the eye, they go on to live and hum inside the body…. Throughout her luminous and substantial body of work, there is a sense of timelessness, of ongoingness, of history repeating; these are poems that hold us up to the truth and insist we pay attention.”