North Dakota Arts and Humanities Summit is Oct. 9-10


Sherman Alexie will appear as key presenter at the North Dakota Arts and Humanities Summit hosted by Bismarck State College Oct. 9-10. Held every two years, the summit is an educational creative arts showcase, where students and faculty from North Dakota’s colleges and universities share their work with each other and the public.

Alexie, an award-winning author, poet and filmmaker, has written novels, screenplays, short stories, and 11 collections of poetry. Scholars and literary and film critics have lauded his work with countless awards, including the 2007 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Pushcart Prize for poetry, PEN/Malamud Award, Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, and many others. He displays his exceptional humor and performance ability at poetry readings and comedy venues.

The arts summit will include a visual arts exhibit, musical performances, readings, and presentations by scholars and students.
-- Patrick Luber, Professor of Art, Art Department, patrick_luber@und.nodak.edu, 777-2230