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David Treuer

The Visiting Writers Series will feature a reading, question and answer session, and book signing by author David Treuer at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 in Hall of Letters 100.

The event, sponsored by the Creative Writing department and the Office of Campus Diversity & Inclusion, is free and open to the public.

Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He divides his time between Minnesota and Southern California, where he teaches in the creative writing program at USC.

Treuer is the author of “Little” (1995), “The Hiawatha” (1999), “The Translation of Dr. Apelles” (2006), “Native American Fiction; A User's Manual” (2006) and “Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life” (2012). According to Spector Magazine, “Rez Life” uses “both in-depth historical research and memoir [to expose] the reader to the reality of reservation (or “rez”) life in language and imagery that is raw, honest, rough, and even gut-wrenching.”

Treuer has been published in Esquire, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Slate.com and TriQuarterly. He has received a Pushcart Prize, the 1996 Minnesota Book Award, and fellowships from the NEH, Bush Foundation, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

The next Visiting Writers Series will feature author and faculty member Ralph Angel on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

For more information, please contact the Creative Writing department at 909-748-8260.

Posted: Feb. 3, 2014


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