Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Author LeAnne Howe Visits HU Annual Read-In

Author LeAnne Howe Visits HU Annual Read-In

Hampton University's Department of English welcomed author LeAnne Howe as part of the Annual Read-In Event on March 24 in the Student Center Ballroom. This year Howe's novel, "The Miko Kings," was selected as the Read-In book.
"The Miko Kings" is a story of a all-Native American baseball team from Ada, Okla., set to play agains the United States' Seventh Cavalry team for the Twin Territories' pennant in 1907. Howe read several excerpts from her novel, including a scene set at Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute (now Hampton University.) She spoke of her writing process and answered questions regarding the plot, character development and Indian Territory history.
The event also featured a performance by the Four Rivers Inter-Tribal Drum group. Following her readings, HU presented Howe with a painting, commissioned by Assistant Professor Solomon Isekeije.
Visit her blog at http://mikokings.wordpress.com/ to read about her experience at our "Home by the Sea."

Author LeAnne Howe reads selections from her novel "The Miko Kings."

A musical performance by Four Rivers Intertribal Drum group.

LeAnne Howe with artist Assistant Professor Solomon Isekeije and event co-chairs Eleanor Earl and Dr. Paula Barnes.

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