The University Libraries Indigenous Nations Library Program hosts "Rewriting the Narrative: Pop Culture Paradigm Shift and the Rise of the Indigenerd” presented by Lee Francis, IV, on Sept. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Frank Waters Room 105 in Zimmerman Library.

Francis is the National Director of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, a 20-year-old organization dedicated to promoting the work and words of Native and Indigenous people throughout the world.

He has served in this position for the past 12 years since the passing of Wordcraft Founder, Lee Francis III, in 2003. During his time, Francis has supported and mentored more than a hundred writers and storytellers and conducted dozens of school-based workshops. Francis is also an award winning performance poet and slam champion, and CEO and Managing Editor of Native Realities Press, and its subsidiary INC Comics, which publishes Native and Indigenous stories for ages 0-24.

Francis is also the founder of Indigenous Comicon and will open from Nov. 18-20 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

This event is free and open to all. For more information contact Kevin Brown at