OCU HOSTS NATIVE AMERICAN POET/STORYTELLER
N. SCOTT MOMADAY
|N. Scott Momaday to speak at OCU. Photo provided.|
’s presentation, Momaday will read from his most beloved works and sign books after the event. Books will be available for purchase. Oklahoma City University
The event will open with a preview of a documentary by Momaday’s daughter, Jill Momaday.
Momaday received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1969 for his novel, “House Made of Dawn.” He is best known for his poetry and storytelling abilities. He is also an accomplished playwright, painter and drawer.
“Scott Momaday is at least a quintuple threat. He is a novelist, an artist, a lyric oralist, a historian and above all, a poet,” OCU President Robert Henry said. “He is a man of several worlds, worlds of the Kiowas of his birth and blood, the Navajos and
of his youth, the classical writers and contemporary scholars of his university days at Stanford and at the worlds where he has taught: Pueblos , Moscow , Siberia, France and others.” Italy
Momaday is the founder and chairman of The Buffalo Trust, a nonprofit foundation supporting the efforts of indigenous communities to preserve and perpetuate their cultural identity. He was awarded the Presidential National Medal of Arts in 2007.
For more information, call (405) 208-5290 or (405) 208-5898.
From the press release.