The 2010 Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest

Simon Ortiz

Cover of _Simon J. Ortiz - A Poetic Legacy of Indigenous Coninuance_

Thursday, October 21
5:30 pm
George Pearl Hall 101

An internationally renowned writer, the Acoma Pueblo [poet] and scholar Simon J. Ortiz is widely regarded as a foundational figure in Indigenous literature. Ortiz is the author of 15 books including Going for the Rain (1976), Woven Stone (1992), Men on the Moon (1999), and From Sand Creek(2000), plus the collection A Ceremony of Brotherhood, 1680–1980, co–edited with longtime friend Rudolfo Anaya. From poetry, fiction, and essays to children’s literature, Ortiz’s work focuses on the decolonization of Indigenous lands, cultures, and communities and the place of Indigenous story in the canon of world literature.

About the Author

Simon OrtizSimon Ortiz attended the University of New Mexico as an undergraduate student and later taught in the Department of English as a professor. He received an honorary doctorate from UNM in 2002. He has taught literature and creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Navajo Community College, the University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, Sinte Gleska College, and the University of Toronto. He also has served as lieutenant governor of the Pueblo of Acoma as well as consulting editor for the Pueblo of Acoma Press.

Now Regents Professor of English at Arizona State University, he is the founder of the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Land, Culture, and Community.

A Special Thank You

Made possible through a generous gift from New Mexico writer Rudolfo Anaya, the annual Anaya Lecture brings together students, faculty, and community members to address the rich traditions and new directions of Southwest literature. The 2010 Anaya Lecture with Simon Ortiz is the inaugural event in the new annual series.

UNM co-sponsors for the 2010 Anaya Lecture with Simon Ortiz include the following:

Department of English Language and Literature
Humanities Building, Second Floor
MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 277-6347
Fax: (505) 277-0021