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Virtual Author Series: Oscar Hokeah

Virtual Author Series: Oscar Hokeah

Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 7:00pm

Help us kick off the 2023 Author Series with critically-acclaimed novelist Oscar Hokeah! Calling for a Blanket Dance tells the story of Ever Geimausaddle and his struggle to carve a place for himself in an increasingly precarious community. Hokeah's debut novel has been described as a "stunning" example of "honest storytelling," and it has been longlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal. Register for the event here and order your copy of the novel here.

This author series event is made possible by generous donor support as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. NEH is committed to Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP).

About the Author

Oscar Hokeah is a regionalist Native American writer of literary fiction, interested in capturing intertribal, transnational, and multicultural aspects within two tribally specific communities: Tahlequah and Lawton, Oklahoma. He was raised inside these tribal circles and continues to reside there today. He is a citizen of Cherokee Nation and the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma from his mother (Hokeah and Stopp families), and he has Mexican heritage from his father (Chavez family) who emigrated from Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Oscar Hokeah holds an M.A. in English from the University of Oklahoma, and a B.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). He is a recipient of the Truman Capote Scholarship Award through IAIA, and also a winner of the Native Writer Award through the Taos Summer Writers Conference. Hokeah has written for Poets & Writers, Literary Hub, World Literature Today, American Short Fiction, and elsewhere.