poetry slam

Monday, October 10, 5:30-6:30pm
ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse, Port Angeles campus

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a national holiday that honors the Indigenous peoples of what is now known as North America. First celebrated in 1992 on the second Monday in October, Indigenous Peoples’ Day was officially proclaimed a national holiday in 2021.

Celebrate Indigenous poetry created and performed by Native poets of the Olympic Peninsula at this poetry reading in honor of the holiday, hosted at ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse. An open mic for Native poets will kick off this event, followed by the featured reader for the evening, Sara Marie Ortiz.

Sara Marie Ortiz is an Acoma Pueblo writer, performing artist, and filmmaker. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, the Kenyon Review, New Poets of the American West, and more. She is the author of Red Milk (2013) and lives in Burien, Washington.

Sara Marie Ortiz

ʔaʔkʷustəŋáw̕txʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse is the first longhouse built on a community college campus in the nation. The vision of the Longhouse to be a center for cultural expression and educational achievement for all students and community members was woven together by Peninsula College and six Sovereign Nations: Hoh, Quileute, Makah, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Jamestown S’Klallam, and Lower Elwha Klallam.

Event Parking: For closest parking access, participants and attendees are welcome to use the parking lot on the south side of the soccer field and on the west side of the Allied Health & Early Childhood Education Building (Bldg. K). Parking is available in any yellow space after 5pm. Follow signs to the event.

This program is generously funded in part by local Friends of the Library groups.

Sara Marie Ortiz

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