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Why She Writes: A Virtual Chat with Joy Harjo, Internationally Renowned Performer, Writer and Poet of the Muscogee/Creek Nation (JCCL)

November 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


United States Poet Laureate and winner of the 2022 Academy of American Poets Leadership Award, Joy Harjo, joins us virtually for a chat about her most recent memoir, Catching the Light and to discuss her rewarding lifetime as a writer and poet.

In Catching the Light, Harjo examines the power of words and how poetry summons us toward justice and healing.

Join library staff to view in the Kitzinger Community Room, or register and view virtually at home at libraryc.org/wrl

These live events have interactive Q&A so viewers can ask questions directly to the author. All previous events are available for viewing on demand at libraryc.org/wrl.

This program was made possible by the generous support of the Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation.


James City County Library
7770 Croaker Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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