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Author/filmmaker Leanne Howe premieres documentary at Wake Forest

October 23, 2006

In honor of American Indian History Month, Choctaw author and filmmaker LeAnne Howe will visit Wake Forest University Nov. 15-16 for a two-day event, featuring the local premiere of her PBS documentary “Spiral of Fire.”  The documentary was produced by Native American Public Telecommunications.

A book reading and signing will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Museum of Anthropology.  Howe will read from her latest book, “Shell Shaker,” published by Aunt Lute Books.  Copies of the book will be available for sale.  The museum only accepts cash or check.

On Nov. 16, the film screening of “Spiral of Fire” will feature a reception with Howe at 6 p.m., the screening at 6:30 p.m. and a panel discussion at 8:15 p.m. in DeTamble Auditorium of Tribble Hall.  Panelists will include Howe, representatives from the Eastern Band of Cherokee, and Wake Forest students. 

The event is organized by the Wake Forest Humanities Program with support from the Office of the Dean of the College, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh and the Wake Forest Museum of Anthropology. 

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (336) 758-5359.

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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