Victoria College Lyceum Series author to speak Feb. 7

Prior to his Victoria appearance and talk on Thursday, Feb. 7, author and humorist Sherman Alexie will already be known to Crossroads residents who read his book “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.” Victoria College students, faculty, staff and the public were invited to read the book and attend one of two roundtable discussions held recently on the VC campus.

Alexie‘s topic is “Without Reservations: An Urban Indian’s Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World.” His presentation, is part of Victoria College’s Lyceum Series. The lecture will take place at the VISD Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive, and it is free and open to the public.

Alexie  is a Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian born and raised in the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He wrote “The Business of Fancydancing” and “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.” The critically acclaimed 1998 film “Smoke Signals,” was based on one of Alexie’s short stories and for which he co-wrote the screenplay.

“Smoke Signals” will be screened at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bronte Room of the Victoria Public Library, 302 N. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.

Published: Thursday, 31 January 2013

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