DURANT – The Choctaw Cultural Center is taking a new path beyond its facility walls to educate about tribal culture. The center has published its first book, Stories by Choctaw Women.
The 200-page paperback, released earlier this month, will be available at the center’s Hvshi Gift Store, the Choctaw Store in the Choctaw Nation Headquarters, and in Choctaw Travel Plazas across the Choctaw Reservation. The anthology features original writings by 10 contemporary Choctaw women.
A book signing with the authors is also planned for the Sept. 24 Art Market at the Choctaw Cultural Center, said Leslie Stall Widener and Celia Stall Meadows, editors and contributors to the book.
In addition to Meadows and Widener, works are featured by Francine Locke Bray, Jennifer P. Byram, Marianne Locke, Sandra Riley, Margaret Riley Santhanam, Lynda Kay Sawyer, Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer, and Stacy Wells. The authors reside in Oklahoma, Texas, and California.
Stories by Choctaw Women contains a range of genres, including fiction, both historical and contemporary; nonfiction essays; family letters, and poetry. A glimpse at the variety includes:
To follow updates on Stories by Choctaw Women, visit Choctaw social media and www.choctawculturalcenter.com.