Event Title

Reading: David Treuer

Presenter Information

David Treuer

Location

Memorial Union

Start Date

21-3-2002 4:00 PM

End Date

21-3-2002 5:00 PM

Description

In this audiovisual recording from March 21, 2002 as part of the 33rd annual UND Writers Conference: “Explorations,” David Treuer discusses his life as a writer examining writing by and about American Indians and the pitfalls of describing and translating indigenous languages. He reads from Guess Ready Go End Earth, his nonfiction work-in-progress, about Ernest Oberholtzer's 1912 canoe trip to Hudson Bay, also explaining his research expedition. Treuer also responds to audience questions about nonfiction survival genre, the character of Oberholtzer, his reaction to Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals, and the cover art title inspiration of his novel Hiawatha.

Introduced by Greg Gagnon.

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Mar 21st, 4:00 PM Mar 21st, 5:00 PM

Reading: David Treuer

Memorial Union

In this audiovisual recording from March 21, 2002 as part of the 33rd annual UND Writers Conference: “Explorations,” David Treuer discusses his life as a writer examining writing by and about American Indians and the pitfalls of describing and translating indigenous languages. He reads from Guess Ready Go End Earth, his nonfiction work-in-progress, about Ernest Oberholtzer's 1912 canoe trip to Hudson Bay, also explaining his research expedition. Treuer also responds to audience questions about nonfiction survival genre, the character of Oberholtzer, his reaction to Sherman Alexie's Smoke Signals, and the cover art title inspiration of his novel Hiawatha.

Introduced by Greg Gagnon.