Crow Creek Sioux poet, novelist and scholar Elizabeth Cook-Lynn will give a literary reading at the WSU Museum of Anthropology in College Hall at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. This event is free and open to everyone.
According to Lynn-Cook, who was born in Fort Thompson, S. D., in 1930 and raised on the reservation, her poetry and fiction is centered on the “cultural, historical and political survival of Indian Nations.” She believes it is her responsibility to support the legacy left by her ancestors in the modern world through her writing. Cook-Lynn is the author of numerous books, anthologies and journal publications including “Then Badger Said This” (1977), “From the River’s Edge” (1991) and “Aurelia: A Crow Creek Trilogy” (1999).
Professor emerita of English and Native American studies at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Cook-Lynn was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at Stanford University and in 2007 received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas.