Poet Sherman Alexie to appear Jan. 20 at Snite Museum

by Julie Hail Flory

Poet Sherman Alexie, four-time winner of the World Heavyweight Championship Poetry Bout, will present a lecture Jan. 20 (Tuesday) at 7 p.m. in the Annenberg Auditorium of the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame.p. Presented by Notre Dame’s Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services as part of its Fine Arts Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public.p. A Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian from Wellpinit, Wash., Alexie is the author of numerous works, including “The Business of Fancydancing,” “Old Shirts&New Skins” and "The Summer of Black Widows.?He wrote the screenplay for “Smoke Signals,” which was the first feature film produced, written and directed by Native Americans and won the Audience Award and Filmmaker’s Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

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