Native Americans in Film

November 19, 2015 Hello! November is Native American Indian Heritage Month. This is the final look at Native Americans in another art form, today it’s film. Here are four who have and are still putting their mark in the film industry.   Irene Bedard She has portrayed many Native American characters in films. If you can recall, she provided the voice for Pocahontas in the 1995 Disney film, Pocahontas. She also appeared in Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee, Smoke Signals, and Wildflowers. Bedard is known for bringing powerful emotional performances to her characters. Bedard is of Inupiat, Yupik, Inuit, … Continue reading Native Americans in Film

The Scene Wednesday: AWP Conference & Bookfair Los Angeles 2016

November 18, 2016 Morning everybody! Giving you the update on the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Bookfair for 2016 being held in Los Angeles. Here are the details…..   AWP CONFERENCE & BOOKFAIR LOS ANGELES 2016 March 30 – April 2, 2016 2016 Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine Headquarters Hotel J.W. Marriott Los Angeles / 900 W. Olympic Blvd. / Los Angeles, CA 90015 $219 singles / $229 doubles (213) 765.8600   Overflow Hotels   Westin Bonaventure / 404 South Figueroa Street / Los Angeles, CA 90071 $189 singles / doubles (213) 624.1000   Sheraton Los Angeles / … Continue reading The Scene Wednesday: AWP Conference & Bookfair Los Angeles 2016

Native Americans in Music

November 17, 2015 Morning everyone! For those of you are just joining in, November is Native American Heritage Month. Last week, we saw Native Americans in art, literature, and now we get to see a glimpse in music.   Karen Dalton Dalton was a Cherokee folk blues singer, guitarist, and banjo player.  She was associated with the early 1960’s Greenwich Village folk music scene. If you listen to her voice, she had a Billie Holiday thing going on.           Blackfire A Navajo traditionally influenced, music group composed of three siblings, two brothers and one sister. Their high-energy style … Continue reading Native Americans in Music

The Scene Weekend: The Frost Place

November 14, 2015 Evening peoples! Attention poets:    THE FROST PLACE / A permanent home and museum for poets and poetry Dartmouth Poet in Residence at The Frost Place A prize of $2,000, featured reading series, and a six to eight week residency in Robert Frost’s former home in Franconia, NH is given annually to a poet who has published at least one full-length poetry collection. The Frost Place Chapbook Competition Sponsored by Bull City Press A $250 prize, publication of the winning chapbook by Bull City Press, a fellowship at a Frost Place summer poetry conference, featured reading, and … Continue reading The Scene Weekend: The Frost Place