Poet, writer Cecelia LaPointe to speak at Petoskey District Library

PETOSKEY – Join the Petoskey District Library and Good Hart Artist Residency for an evening of poetry and discussion of boarding schools and healing justice when they welcome poet Cecelia LaPointe at 7 pm on Wednesday, April 20 in the Carnegie Building. This event is part of library’s National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program.

LaPointe is the founder and executive director of the Native Justice Coalition, and the founder and owner of Red Circle Consulting and Waub Ajijaak Press. They are a poet and writer, weaving together Anishinaabe heritage and identity, decolonization, environmental justice, First Nations / Native American / Métis identity, marginalized identities, matriarchy, oppression, racial justice, sobriety, social justice, and two-spirit identity.

LaPointe says, “… poetry is comfort in countering oppression, racism, discrimination, and marginalization. The words and formation of a poem can bring healing. ”

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