Deena Metzger & David Edward Walker
Radical thinker, writer and healer Deena Metzger reads from her novel, A Rain of Night Birds (Hand to Hand).
“Gives no easy answers but immerses us in an intimate and far-reaching world that requires one of the most difficult challenges we’ll ever face–a profound shift of intention toward all that lives.”—Stan Rushworth.
Deena Metzger, author of many novels, plays and poetry collections has taught writing and healing practices for 50 years. Her books examine the failure of contemporary culture and provide guidance for personal, political, environmental healing. She has invited liberation psychologist and writer David Edward Walker to read with her this evening. Since 2000, he has consulted with the Fourteen Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation in central Washington, while his personal connections to Indian Country reach back to his childhood and Missouri Cherokee heritage. Indian Country Today columnist Steven Newcomb has praised his two Medicine Valley novels, Tessa's Dance and Signal Peak, for dealing “with all the issues of tragedy, psychological healing, and cultural and language revitalization that are necessary in the wake of centuries of genocidal efforts to destroy our Nations and Peoples.”