Native American author coming to Potomac State

Accomplished Native American writer, singer and poet, Margaret Noodin, Ph.D., will be bringing her artistic talents to Potomac State College of West Virginia University (WVU) on Wednesday, October 5.  This event will begin at 10:40 a.m. in Room 111 of the Church-McKee Arts Center.  The public is encouraged to attend this free event.

Dr. Noodin, who serves as an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and as director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Studies, is dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the beautiful language of her Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) ancestors.Margaret Noodin

Her poems and essays have been anthologized and published in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, Poetry Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Water Stone Review, and The Michigan Quarterly Review. 

She is the author of Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature, and Weweni, a collection of bilingual poems in Ojibwe and English.

Not only does Dr. Noodin weave lines of thought-provoking visions into her poetry, but in so doing, she also teaches the reader/listener about her native language which is in jeopardy of becoming extinct. 

The 2016 Peace Tree events with Dr. Noodin are provided in coordination with: The Carolyn Reyer Endowment for Native American Studies; the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences; the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the Dept. of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; and Potomac State College of WVU.

For more information, contact Professor Deanna Armentrout at 304-788-6954 or at dlarmentrout@mail.wvu.edu.