Virtual reading and Q&A with Angel Sobotta, poet, playwright and master storyteller


A WSU Visiting Writers Series event


Angel Sobotta is an enrolled member of the Nez Perce Tribe, language revitalizationist, master storyteller, poet and playwright. She has worked for the Nez Perce Language since 1998, serving as a coordinator and teaching language at Lapwai schools, the mamayá’snim hitéemenwees—Children’s Learning place, Kamiah and Clearwater Valley schools, Northwest Indian College, Lewis-Clark State College, the University of Idaho, and Washington State University. Sabotta’s research is Titwáatit, Nimipuutímt, Wéetes: Ceptemelíxnikt Nimipuuwíitki kaa Cukwenéewit—The Stories, Niimíipuu Language, Land: Investigating the Nez Perce People’s Way of Thinking and Knowing. She is a member of Luk’upsíimey—NorthStar Collective, which revitalizes language creatively through writing. Sabotta has numerous speaking presentations for the Nez Perce Appaloosa Horse Club, discussing family history and cultural stories on YouTube and PBS. She has publications in Nez Perce Women’s Writers Institute Anthology NPWWI (2018), Yellow Medicine Review (2020), and a chapbook with Luk’upsíimey: The North Star Collective (2022).

Co-sponsors: Common Reading Program, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, Visiting Writers Series, Dept. of English, Native American Programs, Global Campus, and Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science

Who can participate:
Open to all

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