Date: April 27, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, email@example.com
On Monday, May 4, at 3 p.m., Dr. Sarah Hagelin of the NMSU English Department will lead a discussion of the novel The Surrounded by D’Arcy McNickle.
The free public program will take place at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.
Montana native McNickle was a writer in the Federal Writers’ Project during the New Deal in the 1930s. The Surrounded is one of his most notable books. It is a novel about the forced assimilation of Native Americans in the mid-1930s, as well as the clashing of cultures and generations.
The program is part of “Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story,” a series of free public programs about the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project. The programs are co-sponsored by the New Mexico State University Library, Branigan Cultural Center and the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.
“Soul of a People” programs in libraries nationwide are presented with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The local programs are made possible by a Soul of a People grant to the NMSU Library from the NEH with additional funding from the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico.
For more information, contact Mardi Mahaffy at (575) 646-6925 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sylvia Ortiz at (575) 646-7481 or email@example.com or visit lib.nmsu.edu/projects/soul/.