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April 6, 1917: The United States entered World War I, when the U.S. Senate voted 82–6 to declare war on Germany. President Woodrow Wilson enacted conscription to recruit thousands of eligible young men into military service. Most of the approximately 12,000 Native Americans who enlisted were volunteers, as Native Americans were, largely, not yet citizens of the United…

Join us @ AWP2017, in Washington DC! Booth #137 Come to our panel! Working with Archives—Ethics, Strategies, and Methods Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 1:30pm-2:45pm Marquis Salon 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two Gerald Vizenor Jena Osman Harmony Holiday Daniel Tiffany Writers sometimes use archival records as sources of inspiration and information. Our…

George Krimsky, 1942-2017

It is with heavy hearts we share news of the death of George Krimsky. From the International Center for Journalists: In a career spanning 45 years, George Krimsky has been a journalist, author, lecturer, media critic and non-profit administrator. Krimsky served 16 years with the Associated Press, reporting from Los Angeles, New York, the Soviet…

Wesleyan University’s 40th annual Navaratri Festival kicks off on Thursday, October 27th. Navaratri, one of India’s major festival celebrations, is a time to see family and friends, enjoy music and dance, and seek blessings for new endeavors. Wesleyan’s 40th annual festival celebrates traditional Indian music and dance. The internationally acclaimed Nrityagram Dance Ensemble will perform on Sunday, October…

News from Gerald Vizenor

  Gerald Vizenor was recently welcomed by Birchbark Books for a reading from his new book Treaty Shirts: October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation. The event was held at the Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis. In this masterful, candid, surreal, and satirical allegory set in an imagined future, seven natives are exiled from federal sectors that have…

PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE Janet Collins Film Project Options Her Biography As CRC Productions moves forward on its film project about Janet Collins, the Metropolitan Opera’s First Black Prima Ballerina (1951), they are pleased to announce their option of her biography, “Night’s Dancer” by Yael Tamar Lewin, published by Wesleyan University Press, adding layers of depth…

Gerald Vizenor has been welcomed by Birchbark Books for a reading from his new book Treaty Shirts: October 2034—A Familiar Treatise on the White Earth Nation. The reading will be held at Bockley Gallery (near Birchbark Books in Minneapolis) on Tuesday, August 9th at 7pm. Birchbark Books is owned and operated by New York Times…

It is my sad task to inform you that Jelle Zeilinga de Boer, Wesleyan University Press author and Harold T. Stearns Professor of Earth Science, emeritus, passed away last Saturday, a month before his 82nd birthday. Jelle received his BS and PhD from the University of Utrecht before coming to Wesleyan as a postdoctoral fellow…

The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan A study of music in the everyday lives of U.S. troops and combat veterans. “A gifted interviewer, Lisa Gilman goes beyond stereotypes of the wounded American soldier by painting a complex and nuanced emotional portrait of contemporary soldiers’ lives, ones which the media rarely allow…

ReaderCon-27 is on!

ReaderCon-27 is upon us! This year’s conference is housed in a new location, the Quincy Marriott, Quincy, Massachusetts. Guests of honor are Catherynne M. Valente & Tim Powers; the memorial guest of honor is Diana Wynne Jones. Be sure to visit our table in the book room. Marketing Manager Jackie Wilson will be on hand,…

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