The Fall 2022 Oswald Writers Series featuring LeAnne Howe
Etherredge Center, Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 PM.
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LeAnne Howe is an enrolled citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She is the Eidson Distinguished Professor of American Literature in English at the University of Georgia. Howe is the author of novels, plays, poetry, and screenplays. She’s the producer and writer for the 60-minute Searching for Sequoyah that aired in November 2021 on PBS stations and affiliates in the U.S. Savage Conversations, Coffee House Press, (2019) is Howe’s latest novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and a Savage Indian ghost that Mary claimed tortured her nightly in 1875.
In August 2020, Howe published two books: Famine Pots: The Choctaw Irish Gift Exchange 1847-Present, Michigan State University Press co-edited with Irish scholar Padraig Kirwan; and, When The Light of The World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, co-edited with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, and Jennifer Elise Foerster. Howe is currently at work on a new novel about her grandmother’s life, working title, 1918 Union Valley Road, set in Oklahoma during the 1918 flu epidemic.