Charlotte Lit is honored to host an intimate conversation with US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, in partnership with Central Piedmont Community College’s Sensoria Festival.
By agreement with Sensoria, we have ten tickets available, which will be allocated by random lottery, with first priority given to Charlotte Lit members. Here’s how the process will work:
- Enter the lottery by “purchasing” a free ticket, below, by 11:59 p.m. March 1. You can enter only for yourself. Do not request more than one ticket, and do not enter more than once.
- If you are selected in the lottery, you will receive an email notification sometime after March 1, containing a registration link. You will have seven days to register for the salon. Tickets are $75, and you will be able to purchase one ticket only.
Please note: Ms. Harjo will also appear two times at the Sensoria Festival. Find information on those events here.
Joy Harjo was appointed the new United States poet laureate in June 2019, and is the first Native American Poet Laureate in the history of the position. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 9, 1951, Harjo is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation and belongs to Oce Vpofv. She received a BA from the University of New Mexico before earning an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 1978. Harjo is a poet, musician, and playwright. She is the author of several books of poetry, including “An American Sunrise” (W. W. Norton, 2019); “The Woman Who Fell From the Sky” (W. W. Norton, 1994), which received the Oklahoma Book Arts Award; and “In Mad Love and War” (Wesleyan University Press, 1990), which received an American Book Award and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award. Her memoir “Crazy Brave” (W. W. Norton, 2012) won the 2013 PEN Center USA literary award for creative nonfiction. Harjo has also published collections of interviews and conversations, children’s books, and collaborative art texts.