Sinclairville Free Library presenting local author George Clever Thursday

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Sinclairville Free Library announces that local author George Clever will present his new book, “Bright Colored Beads: Story Poems with a Native Touch” on Thursday at 6 p.m. This is the author’s second book of poetry. He has also published several books of stories including: “Lenape Animal Tales,” a collection of folktale stories of the Delaware (Lenape) Indians; “Bear Lake Monster and Other Clever Stories,” “7 Twisted Mysteries To Die For” and “No Longer Needed: Robotic Short Stories.” His first book of poetry, “Dancing with Grandfather,” was published in 2012. Additional information is available at

George Clever grew up in a small Western New York steel mill town in the 1950s. He received a B.S. from Buffalo State College, a M.Ed. from State University of New York at Buffalo where he also did his doctoral studies. Teaching at the elementary, secondary and university levels, he also served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Native American Programs at Stanford University and as Dean of Students at Carl Sandburg College. Clever is a member of the United States Marine Corps League, and served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the New Mexico State Guard.

Clever is a Native American, member of the Eastern Delaware Nation, a Lenape of the Unami Clan, Traditional Straight Dancer and ceremonial elder. He is an artist and musician as well as a writer. His writing shows that he has walked the edge of many worlds, and creatively shares the experience with his readers.

The Sinclairville Free Library is located at 15 Main St. This program is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.