Join Theodore Van Alst (Lakota descent) as he talks about his linked short story collection, Sacred Smokes, which follows Teddy, a Native kid growing up in Chicago. He'll discuss the urban Native experience as described in his work and There There.
Dr. Van Alst is the Director of Indigenous Nations Studies at Portland State University. He is co-editor and creative editor for Transmotion (an online journal of postmodern indigenous studies). His writing and photography can be found in The Rumpus, Indian Country Today, Entropy, Electric Literature and High Desert Journal, among others.
Join us for Everybody Reads, Multnomah County Library’s annual community reading project.