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Reading: Diane Glancy

On May 19, 2022, we had the great pleasure of welcoming the acclaimed Native American writer and academic Diane Glancy (Cherokee) in Bonn for a reading. Glancy is the author of more than 60 books of prose, poetry, plays, and screenplays. She has received numerous awards and accolades, in particular for her experimental style, which crosses and combines genres, and for creatively rewriting Native American history.
For our event, Glancy read from one of her most recent publications A Line of Driftwood: The Ada Blackjack Story (2021), which breathes new life into the diaries of and historical record on Ada Blackjack – an Inupiat woman who joined an Arctic expedition in 1921 and returned two years later as the sole survivor. 
After her reading, Glancy was in conversation with Angela Benkhadda, Stefan Benz, and Professor Sabine N. Meyer on her work and her life as an artist. The event concluded with a Q&A with the engaged audience, first and foremost our students, who asked, according to Glancy, the best questions she had been asked in a long time.
Our thanks go out to everyone who joined us and participated in making this event such a memorable evening! We would like to express our gratitude to the AmerikaHaus NRW e.V., its director, Dr. Benjamin Becker, and his team, for generously sponsoring the event.
Most importantly, we want to thank our distinguished guest, Diane Glancy, for joining us in Bonn and for sharing her truly inspiring and very important work.