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One Author, One Kirkwood

Resources in support of the annual "One Author, One Kirkwood" partnership between STLCC Libraries and Kirkwood Public Library

October 12, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.: Morgan Talty at KPAC

Join author Morgan Talty in-person to discuss his work, Night of the Living Rez - this year's One Author, One Community selection.

  • October 12, 2023 at 7PM
  • Kirkwood Performing Arts Center, 210 E Monroe Ave Kirkwood, MO

Registration is free, but tickets are required to attend. 

Morgan Talty is a citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation where he grew up. Named one of Narrative’s “30 Below 30,” Talty’s work has appeared in The Georgia ReviewShenandoahTriQuarterlyNarrative Magazine, LitHub, and elsewhere. He lives in Levant, Maine.
(Bio courtesy of Tin House)


Night of the Living Rez: Themes from the stories / Topics to explore

  • Indigenous peoples’ identity, traditions, and language
  • Indigenous peoples’ mythology
  • Social life on a Native American Indian Reservation / tribal lands
  • Growing up / maturation
  • Poverty, struggle, pain, violence
  • Friendship, family, and community
  • Alcoholism / addiction
  • Indigenous people and government relations
  • Penobscot Indians / Penobscot Nation

A note about terminology: "indigenous people" or "Native people"? "American Indian" or "Native American"? Here's a resource that offers thoughtful discussion and ultimately suggests that you always ask directly "how people choose to define themselves."

Kirkwood Public Library's Additional "Night of the Living Rez"-Related Events

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000