On Being an Earth Keeper: A Conversation with N. Scott Momaday
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Alameda County Library | 3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Join us for a conversation with N. Scott Momaday, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet whose work celebrates and preserves Native American heritage, particularly that of the Kiowa people.
Mr. Momaday will discuss his book Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land with Alameda County Youth Poet Laureate and Castro Valley High School student Zoe Dorado and Librarian Chris Selig.
In Earth Keeper, a book of free-verse poetry, he reflects on his sacred connection to the American landscape and its influence on his people. Momaday shares his reverence for the natural world and calls on all of us to protect Earth’s wonders and beauty. How can the cultivation of imagination and a love of the natural world spur environmental activism? Let’s find out together.
An opportunity for the audience to ask questions will follow the discussion.
More about N. Scott Momaday
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. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Academy of American Poets Prize, the National Medal of Arts, the Ken Burns American Heritage Prize, and the 2021 Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry. A longtime professor of English and American literature, Momaday earned his PhD from Stanford University and retired as Regents Professor at the University of Arizona. He lives in New Mexico.