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Sherman Alexie has 2 upcoming events.

Mac's Backs Books, Wednesday, September 17 at 7pm
On The Same Page, the community reading project sponsored by the CH-UH Public Library features the works of Sherman Alexie, in particular The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Numerous events throughout the community in the fall spotlight Native American culture. It all kicks off at the Cedar-Lee Theater on Wednesday, September 17th with the movie Smoke Signals.

The schedule for all the events is listed below (courtesy of The Sun Press). Kick Off: Smoke Signals Film Screening Wednesday, September 17, 7 p.m. at the Cedar Lee Theatre, 2163 Lee Road. Join us for our kick-off event with a free showing of Sherman Alexie’s critically-acclaimed film about two young Native American men who take an unlikely road trip that becomes a journey of self-discovery. This event is made possible through the generous support of Heights Community Congress and takes place at the Cedar Lee Theater, 2163 Lee Road. Banned Books Celebration for Teens Tuesday, September 23, 3:30 p.m. at the Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road This afternoon celebration for teens will include readings from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and other banned books, and feature chances to win prizes. Prehistoric People in Northeast Ohio Thursday, September 25, 7 p.m. at the Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road Ann Dewald, director of the Indian Museum of Lake County, will present the history of the native peoples who inhabited this area of Ohio from around 10,000 BCE to 1650 CE. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own artifacts for identification by Dewald. All ages are welcome to attend. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Book Discussions Tuesday, September 30, 7 p.m. at the Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road Thursday, October 16, 7 p.m. at Coventry - Presented in partnership with Mac’s Backs Books. Cultural Encounters Film Series Tuesday, October 7, 14, 21, 28, & November 11, 6 p.m. at the University Heights branch, 13866 Cedar Road Enjoy a handpicked selection of foreign films exploring issues of identity. For more details and film listings, please see University Heights programs. Indigenous Peoples Read-In Sun, October 12, 2 p.m. at the Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road Join us for an afternoon celebrating the works and voices of Indigenous Peoples. Attendees are encouraged to bring a 5-minute selection from a Native American or other indigenous writer to share, or to simply be part of the audience. If you do not bring one but still wish to read, selections will be on hand. Teens and adults are welcome to attend. Co-sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Heights Libraries. Third Tuesday Book Club Tuesday, October 21, 7 p.m. at The Tavern Company, 2260 Lee Road Discussion of National Book Award winner The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Read a Rope: Quipos, the Ancient Incan Books Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m. at the Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road One of the earliest record-keeping tools, quipos use knotted rope instead of written numbers and letters. Robin Pease will introduce these little-known implements and teach participants how to read them (and, if time permits, create their own). Registration is required and opens October 9. Art Study Group: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Wednesday, November 5, 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland This docent-led tour of the Museum’s Native North and South American galleries will feature artifacts that record culturally significant narratives, communicate political and economic power, support ritual observance, and divulge identity and affiliation. Registration begins October 22. Please note that space on the tour is limited and registration is required. Teen Debate - Chief Wahoo: Friend or Foe? Thursday, November 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road Is Chief Wahoo a nostalgic part of Cleveland history that should be celebrated? Or a tired old stereotype that needs to be retired? Pick a side and join the debate. Part of the “On the Same Page” series. The Woodland Indians: Ohio’s Native Americans Monday, November 10, 7 p.m. at the Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road John Burke, whose own ancestry dates back to the first settlers in Medina County, will portray Captain Wolf, a Delaware Indian who lived in the Medina area and served as a scout in the War of 1812. Attired in full authentic regalia, Burke will present a history of the Woodland Tribes, describe the artifacts and clothing he has fashioned, and take questions and answers. Poetry Reading and Open Mic Wednesday, November 12, 6:30 p.m. at Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road We will be holding a poetry reading surrounding the themes of cultural identity, creative expression, and education. Local poets will share their work, and attendees can sign up to read their own 2-minute piece, starting on October 30. Registration required for poets only. LGBT Book Discussion Wednesday, November 12, 7 p.m. at the Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road Discussion of Tom Spanbauer’s The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon. Exploring Diversity through the Perspective of Age Friday, November 14, 7 p.m. at the Lee Road branch, 2345 Lee Road Heights Community Congress will present an interactive evening with the book Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival. The program begins with a review of the book, and then will explore what types of marginalizing of the elderly may unknowingly take place in our own lives. Call HCC at (216) 321-6775 to register. Reservations are appreciated, walk-ins welcome. Prehistoric Indians of Ohio Wednesday, November 19, 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval, Cleveland Join archaeologist and educator Mark Kollecker in an exploration of over 12,000 years of Ohio prehistory and culture. We will tour the Museum’s galleries and get a hands-on look at many authentic artifacts. Kollecker will also demonstrate flintknapping, the ancient craft of making stone tools such as knives and spear points. Registration begins November 5. -30--

Location: Street: 1820 Coventry Rd Additional: City: Cleveland Heights, Province: Ohio Postal Code: 44118 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Annual Banned Book Night
Water Street Bookstore, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Tuesday, Sept. 23rd at 7pm Join us for a night of celebrating our freedom to read! Every year, hundreds of books are censored by schools, libraries, and other institutions, sometimes for something as slight as personal preference. Join us as we do our small part to celebrate those books and everyone's freedom to read what they want! Our readers: Karen Prior, Community Activist: Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak Elsa Chinburg, Student, Phillips Exeter Academy: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Herb Moyer, Videographer and Community Activist: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Russell Weatherspoon, Faculty member, Phillips Exeter Academy, Religion Department: Beloved by Toni Morrison Ryan Hale, Faculty member, Exeter High School English Deparment: Brave new world by Aldous Huxley Julie Gilman, Chair, Exeter Board of Selectmen: Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell Devon Chaffee, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, will open the evening with a brief presentation about the importance of the First Amendment, freedom of speech and freedom to read and freedom from censorship. Evening faciliated by Pat Yosha.

Location: Street: 125 Water Street City: Exeter, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03833-2456 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sherman Alexie has 2 media appearances.

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To The Best of Our Knowledge, Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 0am
A conversation with Native-American author Sherman Alexie
Charlie Rose, Friday, June 26, 1998
Sherman Alexie

A conversation with Sherman Alexie, an up-and-coming American Indian writer about his screenplay for the movie (timspalding)

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