Writing workshop set Feb. 26 The Native American Cultural Center will host a writing workshop and readings by Allison Hedge Coke on Monday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
Her visit is sponsored by the Native American Cultural Center and the English Department at The University of South Dakota through a grant from the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is free and open to the public.
Hedge Coke is the author of Dog Road Woman, a book of poetry, which won the 1998 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. She is of Huron, Tsalagi, French, Canadian and Portuguese ancestry. Her poetry ranges across North America, from the tobacco fields of North Carolina, where she labored, to Los Angeles, where she worked for an international organization representing indigenous peoples.
Hedge Coke has studied at the Institute for American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, at Boulder's Narpa Institute with Poet Allen Ginsberg and at Vermont College where she received an MFA in creative writing.