Author Tiffany Midge–Native Washingtonian and enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation–will visit the BC campus to read from her latest collection, BURY MY HEART AT CHUCK E. CHEESE’S. Following her reading, Tiffany will answer questions, sign books, and talk informally with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Refreshments will be served.
Please join us!
Location: Bellevue College Gallery Space, Building D, Room 271.
Date: November 7
Time: 1 p.m.
This event is being co-sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and BC’s literary magazine, Belletrist. Gracious thanks to both The office of EDI & for their generous sponsorship and coordination of this event.
Tiffany Midge is a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and was raised in the Pacific Northwest. She is a former humor columnist for Indian Country Today and teaches multi-genre humor writing that elevates awareness of social justice issues. Her McSweeney’s article “An Open Letter to White Women Concerning The Handmaid’s Tale and America’s Historical Amnesia” garnered a 2018 Pushcart Prize. Midge’s poetry collection, “The Woman Who Married a Bear,” won the Kenyon Review Earthworks Indigenous Poetry Prize and a Western Heritage Award. Her memoir “Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s” is a powerful and humorous prose collection about family, politics, and identity as a Native woman in America. Sarah Vowell praised Midge as “a wry, astute charmer with an eye for detail and an ear for the scruffy rhythms of American lingo.” Midge is the 2019 Simons Public Humanities fellow for University of Kansas Hall Center for the Humanities, and aspires to be the Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Seattle Space Needle.
From Live Wire:
Tiffany Midge is staring down colonialism – and laughing in its face. Her book Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s is a compelling collection of life, politics, and identity as a Native woman in today’s America. With an artful mix of sly humor, social commentary and meditations on love and loss, Midge weaves short, stand-alone musings into a powerful – and powerfully funny – memoir. A citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, she’s the former humor columnist for Indian Country Today and teaches multi-genre humor writing that elevates awareness of social justice issues. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Offing, Waxwing, Moss, and World Literature Today. Midge’s ability to mix hilarious, head-on takedowns with powerful personal reflection make her memoir a must-read.
Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s purchasing information: https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/bison-books/9781496215574/
Outlaws, Renegades, and Saints: Diary of a Mixed-up Half Breed purchasing information: https://www.amazon.com/Outlaws-Renegades-Saints-Perspectives-Paperback/dp/0912678933/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=outlaws+renegades+and+saints&qid=1568146730&s=gateway&sr=8-1
The Woman Who Married a Bear purchasing information: https://www.amazon.com/Woman-Who-Married-Bear-Christiansen/dp/0826356524/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tiffany+midge+the+woman+who+married&qid=1570657048&s=books&sr=1-1
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