Broward County Library's NEA Big Read 2021 Features Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla., Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Broward County Library presents NEA Big Read 2021 in January 2021, featuring the book An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo, United States Poet Laureate. This year's program series includes a full line-up of online events for all ages including its signature event, "Art Lit: A Live Online Celebration of Art & Literature", on January 9, 2021, 10AM2PM, EST. All Big Read events are online, free and listed at

NEA Big Read 2021 events include a special "NEA Big Read: A Conversation with Joy Harjo" presentation on January 30, 2021 from 2-3PM, EST as well as poetry and art workshops, interactive and American Sign Language book discussions and more. NEA Big Read 2021 kicks off with a special online event, "Celebrating Indigenous Peoples" with Lakota and Anishinaabe storyteller, educator, hoop dancer and recording artist Kevin Locke on January 7, 2021, from 2-3PM, EST.

An American Sunrise: Poems is a nationally best-selling volume of wise, powerful poetry from Harjo, the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States. She is a member of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation and the author of nine poetry collections, most recently An American Sunrise: Poems, and a memoir, Crazy Brave. Named Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019, Harjo lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation.

Copies of An American Sunrise: PoemsOut of Wonder and For Every One are available in various formats from Broward County Library.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Broward Public Library Foundation and the Florida Center for the Book.

All events are open to the public but registration is requested.

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