Native-American author's talk rescheduled for Tuesday

Sherman Alexie
  • IF YOU GO

  • WHAT: 2013 Spring Lyceum Lecture Series: Sherman Alexie

    WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday

    WHERE: Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St.

    COST: Free

Author and humorist Sherman Alexie will speak Tuesday at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts as part of Victoria College's Lyceum Series.

Alexie was originally scheduled to appear in Victoria on Feb. 7 but had to cancel a few days prior to the event due to illness.

His topic is "Without Reservations: An Urban Indian's Comic, Poetic & Highly Irreverent Look at the World."

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Alexie, a Native-American writer, was named one of The New Yorker's 20 top writers for the 21st century. 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 he co-wrote the screenplay for the movie.

In addition to publishing numerous award-winning books, Alexie has also written, produced and directed several films that feature a humorous look at society and pop culture.

Alexie is the recipient of numerous literary and artistic awards. He was a World Poetry Bout Association champion for four consecutive years and a guest editor of the literary journal "Ploughshares." His short story "What You Pawn I Will Redeem" was selected by juror Ann Patchett as her favorite story for The O. Henry Prize Stories 2005, according to About.com.

Alexie is the third of four speakers of the 2012-13 VC Lyceum Lecture Series.