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250 Baldwin Street, Athens, GA 30602
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Join attendees for a talk by Oscar Hokeah, Cherokee novelist and winner of this year’s PEN Hemingway first novel prize for Calling for a Blanket Dance.

Hokeah is the winner of the 2023 PEN/Hemingway Award, a recipient of the Truman Capote Scholarship Award through IAIA, and a winner of the Native Writer Award through the Taos Summer Writers Conference. Hokeah has written for Poets & Writers, Literary Hub, World Literature Today, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere.

Hokeah is a regionalist Native American writer of literary fiction, interested in capturing intertribal, transnational, and multicultural aspects within two tribally specific communities: Tahlequah and Lawton, Oklahoma.  He was raised inside these tribal circles and continues to reside there today. He is a citizen of Cherokee Nation and the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma from his mother (Hokeah and Stopp families), and he has Mexican heritage from his father (Chavez family) who emigrated from Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Sponsored by the Department of History and the Gable Fund in Southern Colonial American History.

Free and open to the public.


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