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August 8 Dirty Hands Reading

Join us at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Friday, August 8 at 7:30 pm

for an evening of poetry and story

featuring the work of

Gwen Westerman and Glenn Wasicuna

Gwen Westerman & Glenn Wasicuna

Gwen Westerman & Glenn Wasicuna

Gwen Westerman is a poet and visual artist.  She is the author of a collection of poetry Follow the Blackbirds, and the co-author of Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota.

Glenn Wasicuna teaches Dakota language at Dakota Wicohan in Morton, Minnesota.


In a landscape shaped

by shifting rivers and roads,

stories surface like stone tools

along river banks after

a heavy rain.

—from the poem “Below the Surface” from Gwen Westerman’s Follow the Blackbirds