Friday, February 20, 2009

First voices of the river

Noted writer and storyteller Joseph Bruchac will present First Voices of the River: American Indian Stories and Traditions of the Hudson on Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m. at the Albany Institute of History & Art. His talk will focus on the historical folklore and culture of the native populations in the Hudson Valley, and will include musical performance on flute and drums to accompany traditional Abenaki songs.

Bruchac is a traditional storyteller and writer whose work often reflects his Abenaki Indian ancestry and his lifelong interest in American Indian history and culture. Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, and Storyteller of the Year from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, his work has appeared in hundreds of publications from American Poetry Review to National Geographic.

The Albany Institute of History & Art is at 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, one block from the New York State Capitol. Call 518-463-4478 or visit for more information.

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