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HCOM's Writers from the Edge Welcomes Erika T. Wurth

Join us in celebration of Native American Heritage Month as we welcome Native author Erika T. Wurth, who will be reading and discussing her work. Light refreshments will be served, we hope to see you there!

November 14, 2019


Student Center
Room West Lounge

Student Center-West Lounge

Free-All are welcome!

Native author Erika T. Wurth will be visiting and sharing from her work as part of the School of Humanities and Communications' Writers from the Edge Series in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

Her publications include two novels, Crazy Horse's Girlfriend and You Who Enter Here; two collections of poetry, and the collection of short stories Buckskin Cocaine. Wurth teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a visiting instructor at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared in Boulevard, The Writer's Chronicle, Waxwing, and The Kenyon Review. Wurth is of Apache, Chickasaw, and Cherokee Heritage.

Praise for her work includes the following review:

There's no horror flick or disaster movie scarier than a teenager's life. I found myself wanting to cover my eyes and shout, "Girl, don't go there." while reading. Erika T. Wurth writes about a young woman's longing with such heart and soul, it made me want to cry. Here she chronicles the poor with compassion and respect, and depicts their moments of joy with the only language worthy of such heights--poetry. I hope this book is the first in a long series of this young woman's life. If so, sign me up. I can't wait to read the next volume.
Sandra Cisneros, author of House on Mango Street

About Writers from the Edge:

The School of Humanities & Communication presents this annual series, providing the campus with an opportunity to hear some of the best young contemporary authors, known and emerging, in the United States. For more information, please visit the Writers from the Edge page.

Sponsors Include:

School of Humanities and Communication; Office of the Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Jubilee Funding, Special Events Fund, Native American Student Union, Office of Inclusive Excellence, and the Otter Cross Cultural Center. Thank you for your generous support!

For disability accommodations, please contact

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

(831) 582-4189