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This year’s In­dian Mar­ket Book Tent on the Plaza fea­tures read­ings by a num­ber of note­wor­thy Na­tive Amer­i­can writ­ers. Cook­books, his­tor­i­cal fic­tion, mod­ern po­etry, and il­lus­trated chil­dren’s books are just a few of the gen­res rep­re­sented.

On Satur­day, Aug. 21, Choctaw-Welsh poet Jim Barnes reads at 9 a.m., fol­lowed at 10 a.m. by Joy Harjo (Musco­gee Creek), a lit­er­ary per­former who mixes sto­ry­telling, spo­ken word, and jazz sax­o­phone in her lively stage read­ings. At 11 a.m., Navajo author Luci Ta­pa­honso reads from one of her texts. Or­lando White, a Diné writer whose work is in­spired by imag­ist po­etry and an­gu­lar punk rock, takes the stage at noon. Chang­ing tacks en­tirely, Wal­ter White­wa­ter, a Navajo chef, speaks at 1 p.m. along­side Lois Ellen Frank, the author of Foods of the South­west In­dian

Na­tions. At 2 p.m. Lakota author Joseph M. Mar­shall III reads from his new book, To You We Shall Re­turn: Lessons About Our Planet From the Lakota. Navajo pho­tog­ra­pher Don James — co-author of One

Nation One Year, a photo-doc­u­men­tary of the Navajo Nation — closes out the Satur­day book tent events at 3 p.m.

On Sun­day, Aug. 22, the pro­gram is shorter and fo­cused on chil­dren’s books. Taos Pue­blo il­lus­tra­tor Jonathan

Warm Day, the cre­ator of Taos Pue­blo:

Painted Sto­ries speaks at 10 a.m. Author Gary Robin­son and il­lus­tra­tor Jesse T. Hum­ming­bird fol­low at 11 a.m. with a talk about their video sto­ry­book A Na­tive Amer­i­can Night Be­fore Christ­mas.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Col­lected Works Book­store at 988-4226.

Joseph M. Mar­shall III

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