March 14, 2014
CORNING, NY – Yes, it’s true! National Book Award winning author Sherman Alexie is coming to Corning NY on April 8 for a 7:30 p.m. performance at The Corning Museum of Glass. The winter of 2014 has played havoc across the country and made no exception to The Rockwell’s two previously scheduled Sherman Alexie performances. According to Alexie’s agency, he is entirely committed to visit Corning and was highly disappointed with the weather and ill-health interruptions. Sherman Alexie is delighted to secure the April 8 date in Corning New York.
Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.rockwellmuseum.org/Sherman-Alexie.html. Adult tickets $20/Student tickets $15.
“There has been great momentum built for Mr. Alexie’s visit by the two previously sold out performances. We appreciate the continued enthusiasm and hope to have a third full house for the April 8 performance,” says Cindy Weakland, Public Programs Director at The Rockwell Museum.
Sherman Alexie was named one of The New Yorker’s Top 20 writers of the 21st century. He wrote and co-produced Smoke Signals, a 1998 Sundance Film Festival award-winner and has written 24 books of poetry and fiction. From growing up on the Spokane Reservation in Washington to becoming a New York Times best-selling author and screenwriter, Sherman Alexie has had a unique pathway in life and loves to tell his animated stories.
The presentation will close with a Q&A and book signing. Buy your Sherman Alexie book in The Rockwell Museum Store in advance or at the event.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Corning Museum of Glass Auditorium
One Museum Way, Corning, New York
Sherman Alexie was named one of The New Yorker’s 20 top writers for the 21st century for books like The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. The New York Times Book Review described him as “one of the major lyric voices of our time,” and Men’s Journal called him “the world’s first fast-talking and wisecracking mediagenic American-Indian superstar.”
His recent books include: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – a 2007 National Book Award winner in Young People’s Literature; the novel Flight; and Face, a collection of poems. His 2009 book of short stories, War Dances, won the PEN Faulkner Award.
About The Rockwell Museum
The Rockwell Museum houses a must-see collection of art about America – the landscapes, people and ideas that helped shape the American experience. The Museum collection is displayed in a beautifully restored 19th century Old City Hall building in downtown Corning. The collection comprises a mix of contemporary Native American art with traditional bronze sculptures, landscapes paintings and more. Contemporary Native American artwork represents the voice of the Native American artists of today. The addition of these works affords the opportunity to understand the People from their own interpretation. Over 5,000 students from PreK through college are regular visitors for tours focusing on the art of the West and Native American art and culture. Proceeds generated from programs and special events support educational programming at The Rockwell.
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