As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature

march, 2024

27mar7:00 pmFeaturedAs They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s LiteratureInstitute for American Indian Studies7:00 pm

Event Details

March Virtual Book Club – Living on the Borderlines: Stories by Melissa Michal 

Wednesday, March 27, 7:00pm – Virtual Event

Looking to expand your reading list and discuss a variety of issues and topics important to Native people? Please join our virtual book club, As They Speak: Native Voices in Today’s Literature. Based on a variety of topics and featuring a range of genres, all of the books we will be reading have been written by contemporary authors. This month we will be reading and discussing Living on the Borderlines: Stories by Melissa Michal (Seneca Descent). In this collection of stories, intergenerational memory and trauma slip into everyday life: a teenager struggles to understand her grandmother’s silences, a man contemplates what it means to preserve tradition in the wake of the “disappearing Indian” myth, and an older woman challenges her town’s prejudice while uniting an unlikely family. With these stories,  the author weaves together an understated and contemplative collection exploring what it means to be Indigenous. Join the conversation hosted by IAIS Staff on Zoom.

In order to have a more intimate conversation, space is limited. Please visit our website to register and receive a Zoom link. Questions? Please email [email protected] or call (860) 868-0518. This is a FREE event, but donations are appreciated. This event will NOT be recorded.

Register here


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm