November 25, 2022

2nd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Poetry Reading

2nd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Poetry Reading

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) hosts the second annual Indigenous Peoples Day Poetry Reading to celebrate poetry created and performed by Indigenous poets from across the Olympic Peninsula.

Gather in person at the House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse on the Port Angeles campus or join live via Zoom on Monday, October 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Visit nols.org/IPD or contact the library for Zoom information.

An open mic for Indigenous poets will kick off this event, followed by the evening’s featured reader, Sara Marie Ortiz, Acoma Pueblo writer, performing artist and filmmaker. His work has appeared in Plowshares, the Kenyon Review, New Poets of the American West, and more. She is the author of Red Milk (2013) and lives in Burien, Washington.

Indigenous Peoples Day is a national holiday that honors the Indigenous peoples of what is now called North America.

First celebrated in 1992 on the second Monday of October, Indigenous Peoples Day was officially proclaimed a national holiday in 2021.

This program is generously supported in part by Peninsula College and local Friends of the Library groups.

For more information on this program, visit www.nols.org, email [email protected]or call 360-417-8500.