[PAST EVENT] Alumni Author Book Talk with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle '03
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- Open to the public
Alumni, parents, family, friends and book lovers are invited to join author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle '03 for a discussion of her book "Even as We Breathe." The event will be moderated by Carrie Cooper, dean of university libraries.
About the author:
Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle '03, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), resides in Qualla, NC. She holds degrees from Yale University and William & Mary. Her debut novel, "Even As We Breathe" (The University Press of Kentucky) was released fall of 2020. Her first novel manuscript, "Going to Water," is winner of The Morning Star Award for Creative Writing from the Native American Literature Symposium (2012), a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction (2014). After serving as Executive Director of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, Annette (National Board Certified since 2012) returned to teaching English and Cherokee Studies at Swain County High School. She is co-editor of the Journal of Cherokee Studies and serves on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Writers Network.
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