Reading Group Dawnland Voices Pat Kennedy

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 10:00 AM (EDT)
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • Shakespeare and Company and Zoom


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We Are Still Here:
Northeastern Indigenous Peoples

University Days 2022 

Reading Group:

Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England edited by Siobhan Senier

Discussion Lead by Pat Kennedy

Tuesday August 30

In Person, 10:00 - 11:30 am at the Gallery at Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA

Online, 7:00 pm via Zoom

Reading Group Sessions are limited to 20 participants each

Priority registration for OLLI members opens on August 1. General registration opens on August 8.

In this unique collection of writings from the 17th century to the present, Siobhan Senier, has gathered poetry, memoirs, and historical documents from ten Indigenous communities of New England and Canada. Senier worked with tribal elders and scholars to gather these writings to document the literary tradition and the ongoing presence and contributions of New England’s Native American writers.

Pat Kennedy, the discussion leader for Dawnland Voices, teaches English at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, MA. Occasionally she has the honor of teaching Native American Literature. She presents papers at the Studies in American Indian Literature Conference on contemporary indigenous writers. Pat has an MA in English from Tufts University and a BA in English from Brandeis University.

All the books will be available at The Bookstore in Lenox, MA.

Learn more about University Days 2022: We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast. Lectures, art shows, walking tours and more!

Learning about the United State’s Native American Heritage is vital to weaving a more equitable social fabric for everyone. If you would like to contribute to our continuing work towards this goal click here to make a contribution to OLLI’s Northeast Indigenous Initiative, found in the “Designation” drop down menu.

Pre-registration is required. Register safely and securely online or call 413.236.2190 (M-F 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) to register by phone.

We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council through the local cultural councils of Alford-Egremont, Dalton, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Mount Washington, North Berkshire, Otis, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Sheffield and Stockbridge and with in-kind support and partnership from Berkshire Community College and Shakespeare & Company.

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