Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet, songwriter, and novelist. She was born to a Palestinian father and American mother. Although she regards herself as a "wandering poet", she refers to San Antonio as her home.
Award winning author Andrew Solomon will speak at the University of Wyoming on Wednesday, April 22, about his book "Far From the Tree" where he presents stories from parents who have raised children in a variety of circumstances. Some are gay, some have schizophrenia, some are dwarfs, some have autism, others are profound.
A Holocaust survivor says efforts to stop people from committing atrocities against others still has a long ways to go.
Eva Schloss and her family were held in the Auschwitz Concentration camp during World War Two and her father and brother died there. Schloss plans to speak about her experiences Thursday night in Jackson. Schloss has worked hard on causes aimed at reducing prejudice and bigotry. Her goal has been to prevent events like the Holocaust.
Nina McConigley teaches in the Honors Program at the University of Wyoming. She is the author of the story collection Cowboys and East Indians, winner of the 2014 PEN Open Book Award. This excerpt from the prologue of her forthcoming novel, The Call of Migratory Things, follows a family beginning in 1980’s Wyoming and goes back to pre-independence India. It is 1986, and teenagers Agatha Krishna and Georgie have murdered their uncle.