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September 21, 2021

Dr. Greg Sarris' Watermelon Night Book Event

Greg Sarris

Students Center Ballroom B/C
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us Tuesday, September 21, 2021 as the The School of Arts & Humanities and the Center for Academic Success & Student Enrichment proudly presents:

Dr. Greg Sarris,Graton Rancheria Endowed Chair in Creative Writing and Native American Studies, Graton Rancheria Tribal Chairman will discuss his 1998 book Watermelon Nights

In Watermelon Nights, Greg Sarris tells a powerful tale about the love and forgiveness that keep a modern Native American family together in Santa Rosa, California. Told from the points of view of a twenty-year-old Pomo man named Johnny Severe, his grandmother Elba, and his mother, Iris, this intergenerational saga uncovers the secrets—and traumatic events—that inform each of these characters’ extraordinary powers of perception. First published in 1998, Watermelon Nights remains one of the few works of fiction to illuminate the experiences of urban Native Americans and is the only one to depict the historical conditions that shape a tribe’s rural-to-urban migration.

Greg Sarris' Watermelon Night Book Cover

This event will also be live streamed on zoom webinar:

Books will be available for purchase and signing

*Masks must be worn indoors during the event except for when eating and drinking. All attendees must complete the wellness screening prior to coming to the event*


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