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October 5, 2009 - As part of the continuing Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College, Linda Hogan, one of the most influential and provocative Native American figures in contemporary American literature, will read and speak in the Wege Center Ballroom on the Aquinas campus. The event will be held on October 29 at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Hogan, a Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright and activist, grew up in a military family, spending most of her childhood in Oklahoma and Colorado. Hogan received her master’s degree in English and creative writing from the University of Colorado, and was the writer-in-residence for the states of Colorado and Oklahoma. In 1982 she became an assistant professor in the TRIBES program at Colorado College, Colorado Springs after which she became an associate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. She then moved to the University of Colorado as a professor in the English department. She left that position to become a full-time writer. Hogan’s writing is prolific, and she has distinguished herself as a political ideologist and an environmental/philosophical theorist.

The Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series was founded by a grant from Tony Foster, M.D. ’73 and Linda Nemec Foster ’72. The series kicked off in 1997 by bringing well-known authors to Aquinas College for public readings and workshops with students.

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