National Book Award Winner Sherman Alexie holds reading at Regis University

February 09, 2015

Presented by the Mile High Writers Series 

Sherman Alexie, named one of The New Yorker’s 20 top writers for the 21st century, will deliver a book reading and signing, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Claver Recital Hall at Regis University’s Northwest Denver campus.

In addition to the reading and signing, audience members will be invited to participate in a question and answer session directly following Alexie’s reading. Copies of Alexie’s books will be available for purchase at the event. More information about the event can be viewed at Regis.edu/alexie.

Author of "Blasphemy" and "The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian", Alexie is also a poet, writer and filmmaker. His work is often related to his life as a Native American and his time living on the Spokane Indian Reservation. A recipient of the American Book Award, National book Award and Odyssey Award, Alexie has been awarded many additional honors for his work.

Alexie’s visit is part of the Mile High Writer Series at Regis, which brings notable authors to the University for thought-provoking discussion. This event is sponsored by the Mile High MFA in Creative Writing at Regis University, a low-residency program that offers flexibility without sacrificing academic rigor. Students receive one-on-one guidance from professional writers in literary fiction, young- adult fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting or poetry and leave prepared to embark on writing as a career.

Former Colorado First Lady, Denverite and nationally recognized author Helen Thorpe kicked off the Mile High Writers Series with a November 2014 talk about her book “Soldier Girls”.