Poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, and now filmmaker Diane Glancy is the next guest in MSU Libraries' Michigan Writers Series. The Cherokee author whose many awards include an American Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry, and the Native American Prose Award will be reading from her word, singing books, and screening clips from her film Under the Dome in the MSU Main Library North Conference Room (W449) on Monday, February 22, at 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
A special collection of her work is available at the MSU Main Library and you can also hear an interview with her as well as her reading online.
She has participated in the Michigan Writers Series before, and her novel The Dance Partner was published by Michigan Stave University Press in the year 2000.
Her artist page through the University of Minnesota describes her work as being “based upon Native American life and how traditional values and ways of life interact and are juxtaposed with those of modern America."
She writes in a way that makes you aware of the strength that lies in sensitivity. This same sense of language comes through in her short films available on her website. However, something completely different is to be expected of her upcoming feature work, which she earned fellowships, including one through Sundance, to make.
She says this film is a "community project," and, "is about the significance of a small voice— the significance of ordinary lives under the large, western Oklahoma sky."
Visit www.lib.msu.edu for details, directions, and further information.