April 17, 2001
Native America Author Reveals
His Secrets For Success
Critically acclaimed author, professor
and producer Greg Sarris talks at California State University,
Sacramento about cultural diversity and his latest novel at
4 p.m., Thursday, April 26 at the CSUS library.
Sarris has published several books, including Keeping Slug
Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts
and Grand Avenue, that he adapted for an HBO miniseries which
was co-produced by Robert Redford.
In his most recent published novel, Watermelon Nights, Sarris
weaves the voices of three generations of Native Americans
living on a reservation in Santa Rosa to create an emotional
tapestry. The book recounts the harsh history of the Pomo
tribe, as well as the rich traditions, myths and dreams of
the tribe, to illuminate the prejudices within the Native
Currently, he is working on two books about people of multicultural
ancestry and developing a prime time television series about
a small California Native American tribe operating a casino.
Sarris is an English professor at the University of California,
Los Angeles and he also serves as chairman of his tribe, the
Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria.
For more information about this free event call (916) 278-5954.
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