WAUSAU – The Central Wisconsin Book Festival will host a virtual reading and Q&A with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo during its September 2020 festival.

Harjo is an internationally known, award-winning writer and performer, author of nine poetry books – including her most recent, “An American Sunrise,” as well as plays and children’s books. She also is an accomplished musician and a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. She is the nation’s 23rd poet laureate – the official poet of the U.S. and its poetry ambassador – and the first Native American poet to hold the position, according to the Marathon County Public Library.

Harjo’s appearance will be held during the weekend of Sept. 26 and 27. The exact date and time will be determined.

For more information, call 715-261-7230 or visit www.mcpl.us/cwbf.