MARQUETTE - Award-winning novelist and poet Diane Glancy will read from her works during a public presentation at Northern Michigan University. It is scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Pioneer Rooms of the University Center. She will also visit NMU classes on Wednesday and Thursday.

Glancy is an English professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. She teaches Native American literature and creative writing in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, scriptwriting and environmental writing. Glancy is of Cherokee and German/English heritage.

Her novels include The Mask Maker, The Man Who Heard the Land, Flutie and Pushing the Bear. She has also written short stories and dramas. Her poetry credits include the following: The Stonesfor a Pillow; The Relief of America; Offering,- and One Age in a Dream.

Glancy has won the American Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award for Poetry, the Theater of Tucson Award, the Capricorn Award from the Writers Voice, and numerous others. She received a Sundance Institute Native American Screenwriter's Fellowship at UCLA in 1999.

A book signing will follow her presentation. Some of her works will be available from the NMU Bookstore. Glancy's visit is sponsored by the NMU English department, the Center for Native American Studies and the Native American Student Association. It is funded by the King, Chavez, Parks Initiative for visiting professors.

For more information, contact Melissa Hearn at 227-1633.

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director