Join us for the kickoff event of Wisconsin Reads The Round House with Kimberly Blaeser
From wisconsinreads.org "Louise Erdrich’s The Round House explores cultural differences and divisions we see within Wisconsin communities, as well as efforts to close those gaps. Capturing the story of a 13-year-old Chippewa boy, Joe Coutts, who witnesses the trauma of a sexual assault on his mother, the vision of Wisconsin Reads The Round House is to provide diverse audiences access to an important story of how sexual assault impacts a Native American family and its surrounding community."
More about the NEA Big Read HERE
Blaeser is a writer, photographer, scholar, author of three poetry collections, and the editor of Traces in Blood, Bone, and Stone: Contemporary Ojibwe Poetry. In addition, she served as Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate for 2015-16. Of Anishinaabe ancestry and an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe who grew up on the White Earth Reservation, Blaeser is an editorial board member for the “American Indian Lives” series of the University of Nebraska Press and for the “Native American Series” of Michigan State University Press.