IN-PERSON Centennial Speaker Series: An Evening with Joy Harjo

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Friday March 18

6:00 PM  –  9:00 PM


There are also tickets available for this event virtually, at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in our newly redesigned Murch Auditorium. Please visit this page to view the virtual tickets. 




Joy Harjo 

Friday, March 18, 2022


Lecture Begins at 7:00 PM EST 

Doors to Museum open at 6:00 PM EST



As part of our Centennial Speaker Series, United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo will take the stage to discuss how she tackles topics of cultural relevance through her work.


As the first Native American to hold the position of Poet Laureate and only the second person to serve three terms in the role, Harjo provides a unique lens through which others can learn about indigenous people. Harjo will engage the audience in a fireside-chat-style discussion, during which the community is encouraged to ask her questions about her work, experiences, and perspectives. This event is made possible through the Museum’s partnership with Kent State University's Wick Poetry Center and the NEA Big Read Northeast Ohio, a community reading program and series of related events focusing on Harjo’s book of poetry An American Sunrise. 


We are excited to offer both an in-person and virtual option for this event. Please make sure you are selecting the preferred option when purchasing your tickets. The virtual event will be held via Zoom; invitations/links will be sent multiple times to registrants. Please provide your most up-to-date email address when registering to ensure you receive information about the event.    
The Museum’s doors will open at 6pm; a bar will offer wine and beer for purchase. The lecture will begin at 7pm EST. Please note that the café will not be open during this event.   



Please note: 

  • All in-person attendees must be vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19 within two days of the event. 
  • All in-person attendees ages 2 are still strongly encouraged and recommended to wear masks while at the Museum.



Members: $15 

Leadership Circle Member: $0*

Nonmembers: $25

College Students (must show ID at check-in): $12


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