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An Evening with Joy Harjo

Date and Time: February 23, 2022, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St, Lawrence
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Joy Harjo, 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States and internationally renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, will be in Lawrence for a special presentation and book signing on February 23, 2022, at 7:00 pm at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts Street. An Evening with Joy Harjo is presented by Humanities Kansas, in partnership with Haskell Indian Nations University, the Lawrence Public Library, the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas, the Raven Book Store, and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Joy Harjo is first Native American to be named Poet Laureate of the United States. She is the author of nine books of poetry, including the highly acclaimed An American Sunrise, several plays and children's books, and two memoirs, Crazy Brave and Poet Warrior, her many honors include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, two NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Proof of fully vaccinated status is required to attend this event. Patrons must present a vaccine card with matching ID upon entry. Proof of vaccination can be a physical paper copy or a snapshot on your mobile device (date of birth must be visible), along with a matching photo ID. Fully vaccinated status (2 weeks past final dose of vaccine) is required.

The event is free and admission is first come, first serve. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The event will also be livestreamed at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/JoyHarjo/register. In the event that the Liberty Hall event is canceled due to COVID concerns or weather, the presentation will go fully online. Visit lplks.org for event updates and details.

An Evening with Joy Harjo is part of the Democracy and the Informed Citizen initiative, a partnership between the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Federation of State Humanities Councils to support public programming that explores the role of humanities in fostering an informed citizenry.

Sponsored by: Humanities Kansas


For more information about this event, please contact:
Kristin Soper
(785) 843-3833 x122


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