My relative Little Wound

My relative Little Wound

I welcome the chance to beef up my blog in November.

Native American Heritage Month beckons me, and, starting last year, I wrote a blog a day in November.

The idea of “once a day” comes from Suzan-Lori Parks: a playwright, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Talking to a gathering in Portland a few years ago, Parks spent one month writing a poem each day.

Sometimes the missive would be just a few words. Sometimes it would be a full-fledged work of art.

Point is to write.

When I have the chance to talk to a celebrated writer or journalist about what advice they would give college students, they agree on one thing: write.

Suzan-Lori Parks, Ira Glass and Anderson Cooper encouraged my students to write.

And write a lot.

In that spirit, I greet November.


About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. Dr. Coleman is an enrolled citizen of the Osage Nation.
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