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Sherman Alexie
Jr.

Humanities Lecture Series"Killing Indians: Myths, Lies and Exaggerations"
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Wed., Oct. 29, 2003, 7:30pm
Location: Lied Center
Sherman Alexie Jr. is a poet, author and screenwriter best known for his 1998 movie, Smoke Signals. Through his work, Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d?Alene Indian, seeks to give a realistic portrayal of people who are normally represented as stereotypes, if at all. Because of this, he tends to avoid stock Indian characters such as mystical shamans, brave warriors and victims of poverty. Instead, Alexie?s Indians are three-dimensional humans who inhabit a realistic world and interact with 21st century culture. A prolific writer, Alexie has written eight books of poetry, two collections of short stories and two novels.

October 29, 2003
7:30 p.m.
Lied Center

Cost: Free, no tickets are needed.
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