Spencer G. Shaw Lecture Series, featuring Joseph Bruchac
Join us online for the 2022 Spencer G. Shaw Endowed Lecture, featuring Joseph Bruchac, writer, musician and traditional storyteller. An enrolled member of the Nulhegan Abenaki Nation and a member of the Nulhegan Abenaki Elders Council, Joseph Bruchac is the author of over 170 books in many genres. His poems, essays, and stories have appeared in hundreds of anthologies and magazines ranging from Akwesasne Notes and Parabola to the Paris Review, Cricket, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and National Geographic.
His book Keepers of the Earth books (co-written with Michael Caduto), which uses traditional American Indian stories to teach science, has sold over a million copies. In 2021 his novel Code Talker was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best YA books of all time, and his novel in verse Rez Dogs was listed as one of the best books of 2021 by NPR. His newest book, A Peacemaker for Warring Nations, illustrated by Mohawk artist David Kanietakeron Fadden, tells the timely story of the founding of the Great League of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois).
About the Spencer G. Shaw Lecture Series
Each year, the University of Washington Information School hosts a lecture established in Spencer Shaw's honor. This lecture takes place every October and features a leading figure in children's literature, who will speak to library students, teachers, librarians, alumni, community members, and more.
Famed authors and illustrators such as Tom Feelings, Maurice Sendak, Ashley Bryan, Margaret Mahy, Gary Soto, Laurence Yep, Theodore Taylor, Susan Cooper, Katherine Paterson, Milton Meltzer, and Jerry Pinkney have participated.
This lecture series is endowed to honor Spencer Shaw in perpetuity to continue to attract the best authors and illustrators in the field to lecture at the University of Washington.