Sept. 19: Eagle Pond Authors’ Series with Cheryl Savageau

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Date(s) - September 19, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Plymouth State University Silver Center for the Arts


Eagle Pond Authors’ Series 2023-24

Plymouth State University

Cheryl Savageau will read from her poetry collections Dirt Road Home and Mother/Land, which explore facets of New England / Indigenous place and identity. Siobhan Senier writes, in Studies in American Indian Literature, that Savageau’s poetry “comes out of a long line of Abenaki writing traceable all the way back to the precontact birchbark maps called awikhiganak” and “challenges readers to see all of New England as fundamentally Indigenous space.” Savageau will also read selections from her latest book, Out of the Crazywoods, a memoir written in intense vignettes, telling the riveting and insightful story of her late-life diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Brenda Jo Brueggemann, editor of Disability Studies Quarterly, calls it “a compelling work of complex embodiment, complicated relations (with self and other), and careful narrative. It demonstrates how one writes identity and, too, how identity can be (well) written.”

This reading is free and open to the public. Books will be sold at the reading by the Plymouth State University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The poet will be available to sign them after the reading.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00PM (ET)

WHERE: Plymouth State University – Silver Center for the Arts