Dr. Charles Fort
professor of English, 308.865.8164

The University of Nebraska at Kearney Reynolds Writers & Readers Series will present writer Joseph Marshall III at a reading and book signing from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA).

In his career, Marshall III has taught at the high school and college levels, been an educational and health programs administrator for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, a craftsman of primitive Lakota bows and arrows, an historian and a writer. He helped to form a nonprofit advocacy group for Native American students and parents, developed and implemented a Native American studies curriculum, organized the planning and design phase for the construction of a hospital, and served as a founder and charter board member of Sinte Gleska University. 

An award-winning author, Marshall III has written 10 books, including the highly acclaimed The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History  and The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living.  In addition, he is an actor, appearing in The Real West, Return to Lonesome Dove,   a nd Steven Spielberg’s mini-series Into the West, where he also served as Native American technical adviser.

Sponsors for the event include: Artists and Lecturers, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Student Life, the Center for Active Citizenship, the Reynolds Writers and Reader Series, Ethnic Studies, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Colleges of Fine Arts and Humanities, Education, Business and Technology, and Natural and Social Sciences.                                                                                                                            

Reynolds Writers and Readers Series presentations are free and open to the public. In addition to Marshall III, four writers are featured in the series this year, two of which have upcoming presentations. Reading begin at 8 p.m. with a book signing and reception afterwards. For more information, contact Charles Fort at (308) 865-8164.