It's a good day to be indigenous...Sherman Alexie is speaking at USC
This is all from http://www.usc.edu/spectrum :
Feb. 26, 2009 7:00pm Alfred Newman Recital Hall
Admission - General Public $20 - USC Faculty/Staff $10 - USC Student with valid ID $5 - Purchase Tickets
Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr. is an award-winning and prolific author and occasional comedian. Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a modern Native American. Born hydrocephalic, Alexie's initial prognosis was grim. However, Alexie proved to be an extremely intelligent child, learning to read at age 3 and completing John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath at age 5. Since 1991, Alexie has published 17 books that depict harsh reservation life, colorful humor, political outspokenness, and seamless invocation of history, popular culture and social commentary. Sherman Alexie's best known works include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Smoke Signals and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
For more information on the author, please visit Sherman Alexie's website: http://www.fallsapart.com/
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