Bryan Cultural Series presents a virtual evening with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will participate in a virtual reading sponsored by the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series. For more information visit [Karen Kuehn photo, courtesy of Blue Flower Arts]

The Bryan Cultural Series is excited to offer a remarkable opportunity to hear United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo read her poetry, discuss the inspirations for her work and how poetry and storytelling binds us together.

Joining us from her hometown, Tulsa, Oklahoma on Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom, An evening with US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo promises to be memorable giving insight into what it mean to the Poet Laureate of the United States. The event is free and open to the public.

The poetry of Harjo is powerful, thought-provoking and beautiful. The first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States her voice is rooted in her heritage and upbringing, yet she speaks to far greater truths.

The author of nine books of poetry, several plays and children’s books, and a memoir, Crazy Brave, her many honors include the Ruth Lily Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Poetry Foundation, the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, a PEN USA Literary Award, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund Writers’ Award, a Rasmuson US Artist Fellowship, two NEA fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Harjo is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation..

To join the Zoom presentation, please follow the link at to register. There will be an opportunity to submit questions to M. Harjo during the event.

The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization formed in 2012. The board of directors is composed of nine community leaders dedicated to offering a series of high quality cultural events. These events will include a variety of visual, literary and performing arts. The board strives to glean from talent that has attained regional as well as national recognition to maintain a high standard.

Substantial support for this annual cultural offering of events is provided by Village Realty, Towne Bank of Currituck, Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk and Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills For more information about these events, visit