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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Award-Winning Author Sherman Alexie Reading at The Lensic

Guests of The Don Gaspar Inn who visit during the annual Santa Fe Indian Market come a week early to enjoy a variety of native cultural events throughout the city. Those with an interest in native literature will be excited to attend a reading at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 17 by Author Sherman Alexie, recipient of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award. The evening will feature a reading of selected of poetry and prose from Alexie’s various books. Author, poet and screenwriter,Sherman Alexie was named one of The New Yorker's 20 top writers for the 21st century. The New York Times Book Review described him as "one of the major lyric voices of our time." His first novel, Reservation Blues, won Booklist's Editors Choice Award for Fiction. Indian Killer was a New York Times Notable Book. The Toughest Indian in the World won the 2001 PEN/Malamud Award, honoring excellence in the art of storytelling. Ten Little Indians was a 2003 national bestseller and Publishers Weekly Book of the Year. His latest books include Flight, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a 2007 National Book Award winner in Young People's Literature, and Face. The event begins at 6 PM and is followed by a book signing in the Lensic Theater lobby. Tickets will be available through The Lensic box office online or by calling 505-988-1234.Call (505) 988-7050 for more information. The Don Gaspar Inn, The Casa Blanca Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.