Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

LeAnne Howe, Citizen of the Choctaw Nation, to Read from her New Novel

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Julie Cline
News Writer
jcline@wlu.edu
540-458-8954
Lexington, Virginia • September 24, 2007

LeAnne Howe, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, will be delivering a reading from her new novel Miko Kings: An Indian Baseball Story on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. in Newcomb Hall, room 9, at Washington and Lee University. The reading is free and open to the public.

Howe, the author of three books, was the John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi at Oxford in 2006-2007. She was the screenwriter for Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire, a 90-minute PBS documentary released in November 2006.

Howe's first novel, Shell Shaker, received an American Book Award in 2002. Her poetry collection, Evidence of Red, was awarded the 2006 Oklahoma Book Award. Currently, Howe is an associate professor of English and Interim Director of American Indian Studies at the

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