Native Reading Series

Bill Wetzel, the founder of Stjukshon: An Indigenous Reading Series, entices native writers and artists from across the country and artistic disciplines to Tucson. There, the artists read, perform, chant, and/ or tell stories at Casa Libre en Solana to a rapt audience. Bill has hosted Simon Ortiz, Jody Thompson, Sterling Holywhitemountain, and Bojan Louis, among others, and each voice has added breadth and depth to what the native experience-- and its expression-- is and can be. I was delighted to read in the series in September, and connection I felt with the audience-- the laughter, the pathos, the love-- was very special. Here, Bill talks to PBS about the series. If you live anywhere near Tucson, I highly recommend attending one of the events in the near future.