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ON Museum a stop on national book tour of ‘A Calm & Normal Heart’

Chelsea T. Hicks will join Dr. Jessica Moore Harjo at the ONM on Wednesday, July 6 at 7 p.m. for a conversation about the creative process in writing and art. Hick’s will also read from her new novel.

The Osage Nation Museum will host Osage author and model, Chelsea T. Hicks, on her national book tour of “A Calm & Normal Heart.”

Hicks will join Dr. Jessica Moore Harjo at the ONM on Wednesday, July 6 at 7 p.m. for a conversation about the creative process in writing and art. Hick’s will also read from her new novel.

“A Calm and Normal Heart” will be available for sale at the event. Refreshments will be provided.

Recent reviews for Hicks:

“Chelsea Hicks’ deadpan dexterous wit can make you laugh and cry in the space of a heartbeat. A Calm and Normal Heart is the book I’ve been waiting for—audacious, tender, and fiercely committed.”

— Louise Erdrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Night Watchman”

“Dark and darkly comic stories that herald an important new voice in American letters.”

— Kirkus, Starred Review

Hicks will also host a reading at the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City on Thursday, July 7.

Hicks’ advocacy work has included recruiting with the Virginia Indian Pre-College Outreach Initiative (VIP-COI), Northern and Southern California Osage diaspora groups, and heritage language creative writing and revitalization workshops, according to a release. She is a Native Arts & Cultures Foundation 2021 LIFT Awardee, and her writing has been published in McSweeney’s, Yellow Medicine Review, the LA Review of Books, Indian Country Today, the Believer, The Audacity, The Paris Review, and elsewhere. The Ford Foundation awarded her a 2021 honorable mention for promotion of Indigenous-language creative writing.

Moore Harjo, Ph.D., Weomepe, is an artist, designer, and educator based in Oklahoma. Her approach to art and design is unique, post-traditional, and grounded in cultural symbolism. She is the owner of Weomepe Designs, a small business that provides graphic design services and operates as an online design shop with jewelry, wearable art, and other creative design products.  Jessica received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Oklahoma State University with a minor in Studio Art, Master of Arts in Design and Doctor of Philosophy in Design from the University of Minnesota.

For more information about the event, call (918) 287-5441 or email museum@osagenation-nsn.gov. Follow the ONM on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/OsageNationMuseum/

The ONM is located at 819 Grandview Avenue in Pawhuska on the Osage Nation campus.

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