Reclaiming the Native South Arts Festival
March 27, 2023 - April 14, 2023
- 100 University Parkway, Macon, GA 31206
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Location: Middle Georgia State University - Macon
- Time: 12:00 AM to 11:55 PM
- Price: All events are free and open to the public.
The Reclaiming the Native South Arts Festival explores the rich, deep roots of Native American culture and arts in the Middle Georgia region and beyond.
Middle Georgia State University’s School of Arts & Letters (SoAL) will host the Reclaiming the Native South Arts Festival March 27 – April 14. The Festival seeks to re-orient our understanding of “the South” by exploring the rich, deep roots of Native American culture and arts in the Middle Georgia region and beyond.
Joy Harjo (Muscogee), 23rd US Poet Laureate and 1st indigenous Poet Laureate, will give the headlined performance. Other featured events in the Festival include a humanities panel with a variety of scholars of indigenous history and culture; a film screening with historian and documentary film producer Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery (Lumbee); a reading with novelist Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle (Eastern Band of Cherokees), a musical, visual, and storytelling performance by interdisciplinary artist Randy Kemp (Muscogee, Choctaw, Euchee); and multiple productions (in Macon and Cochran) of MacArthur Fellow Larissa FastHorse’s (Sicangu Lakota Nation) The Thanksgiving Play, which is also opening on Broadway this spring.
You can find a complete list of Arts Festival events here: https://www.mga.edu/arts-letters/cultural-programming/arts-festival.php.
SoAL’s Arts Festival and aligned humanities panel are supported by the Georgia Council for the Arts and the Georgia Humanities Council. All events are free and open to the public.