WLT to Host “Indigenous Literatures of the Americas” Event at Green Feather Books

August 29, 2023

The cover to the September issue of WLTWorld Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, will host a book signing with Native writers Chelsea T. Hicks (Osage) and Oscar Hokeah (Cherokee/Kiowa) at Norman’s Green Feather Books on Friday, October 13 from 6-8pm.

The event—co-sponsored by OU’s Center for the Americas, Department of English, and World Literature Today—will celebrate WLT’s “Indigenous Literatures of the Americas” issue, which launched yesterday online. Copies of the print edition are also available at Green Feather Books at 300 West Gray Street in Norman.

Beginning with a reception and book signings by the marquee authors at 6pm, the event is free and open to the public. The gathering coincides with the 2nd Friday Artwalk for the month of October in downtown Norman.

An informal program will begin at 6:45pm with a conversation between Chelsea T. Hicks and Cameron Pratt. Participating writers will also present readings from the September issue:

Welcome by Heather Hall, owner of Green Feather Books
Chelsea T. Hicks and Cameron Pratt discuss Native land rights
Chelsea T. Hicks bilingual poem reading
Oscar Hokeah prose reading in English
Raina Heaton reading of translated Kaqchikel poems by Negma Coy and Rosa Chávez
Daniel Simon reading of translated Quechua poems by Fredy Chikangana

Chelsea and Oscar will sign additional books the remainder of the evening. Copies of the September issue will also be available for purchase.

For more information or accommodations, call Green Feather Books at 405-857-7427 or World Literature Today at 405-325-4531.

Green Feather Books
300 West Gray Street
Norman, Oklahoma (map)