Wed, Apr 21|
An Evening Honoring N. Scott Momaday
Terry Tempest Williams will read, in its entirety, N. Scott Momaday’s latest work Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land
Date, Time & Location
Apr 21, 2021, 6:00 PM MDT
About the Event
To join us on Zoom, please register here.
Signed copies of Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land can be purchased from CW here.
A magnificent testament to the earth, from Pulitzer Prize-winning, 2021 recipient of the Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry, novelist and poet N. Scott Momaday. In Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land, he reflects on his native ground and its influence on his people. “When I think about my life and the lives of my ancestors, I am inevitably led to the conviction that I, and they, belong to the American land. This is a declaration of belonging. And it is an offering to the earth.” he writes. Momaday recalls stories of his childhood, stories that have been passed down through generations, stories that reveal a profound and sacred connection to the American landscape and a reverence for the natural world.
In this moving and lyrical book, which includes original artwork by the author, Momaday offers an homage and a warning. He reminds us that the Earth is a sacred place of wonder and beauty; a source of strength and healing that must be protected before it’s too late. As he so eloquently yet simply expresses, we must all be keepers of the Earth.
Navarre Scott Momaday is a Kiowa novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. His novel House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969 and is considered the first major work of the Native American Renaissance. Momaday holds multiple honorary degrees from colleges and universities, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Further author information can be found here!
Terry Tempest Williams is a writer who speaks and speaks out eloquently on behalf of an ethical stance toward life. A naturalist and fierce advocate for freedom of speech, Williams has consistently shown how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice. More info on TTW and her projects can be found here!