Up Coming Events
Trevino Brings Plenty (Minneconjou Lakota) and Se-ah-dom Edmo (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, Yakama) share written works and life stories about people near a river.
Trevino Brings Plenty uses poetry, music and storytelling to capture the humor, sadness, and joy of contemporary Indian life.
Se-ah-dom Edmo is a social justice activist, writer, educator and director of MRG Foundation. Se-ah-dom’s ancestors are from the fishing village of Celilo, one of the oldest known settlements in the West.
Tony's Tavern, 1955 W Burnside St, Portland, OR
Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
Trevino will have a short set before featured writer Mark Doty.
Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
Video Poems and Cross-Genre Collaboration: A Conversation and Screening with Louise Erdrich, Heid E. Erdrich, and Trevino Brings Plenty
Louise Erdrich, National Book Award-winning author of The Round House, collaborates on video poems with her sister Heid and an all-indigenous filmmaking crew including musician-poet Trevino Brings Plenty and filmmaker Elizabeth Day,
Decide what kind of Skype/Hangouts visit you want: Q &A? Writing workshop? Discussion of a particular piece from Real Indian Junk Jewelry (or another book)? Part reading from my work, part Q&A? Let me know the general course curriculum ahead of time, too, so that I have time to plan what will work best for your particular focus.
Given your current group of students and classroom situation, think about where you will position the monitor where the students will see me; try to keep me at their eye level. During Q&A, think about having someone responsible for turning the monitor/camera eye toward the student speaking, so I can see that student - or, have students with questions walk up to a particular spot within my range.
Visiting with a "talking head" can be impersonal on both sides; I love having your students introduce themselves to me before they ask a question. Just a quick, "Hi, I'm Jessica" is fine, but more is great if they feel like letting me know their background or fields of interest.
Ahead of time, give the students my URL and encourage them to explore past posts, my bio, and so on. I think it helps them feel a little less shy and may help generate questions and conversation.
One hour Skype visit to a university classroom: $300.
One hour Skype visit to your book group: $150
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