Beneath the Same Stars: Fictionalizing the 1862 U.S. Dakota War
In this captivating multimedia presentation Cole-Dai will tell a few stories behind her writing of the novel. She'll lead her audience on a journey from a family cemetery in a dense woods in North Kingstown, Rhode Island; to the ruins of the Upper Sioux Agency near Granite Falls, Minnesota; to the kitchen table of a Dakota elder in Peever, South Dakota…. Along the way she'll explore a largely forgotten history that still haunts this region of the country.
About the Author
Originally from Ohio, Phyllis Cole-Dai now resides with her scientist-husband, teenage son and two cats in a cozy 120-year-old house in Brookings, South Dakota. She has authored or edited nine books in multiple genres as well as four music albums. Her most recent book is Beneath the Same Stars, a novel of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War. Get a free sampler of her writing and music by joining her mailing list at phylliscoledai.com.
This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.