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Gazan Writers Salon 2: From Memoir to Reportage and Back Again

April 04, 2012 11:38 am
Nuyorican Poets Cafe

236 E. 3rd St., New York, NY 10009

ArteEast will present From Memoir to Reportage and Back Again: Gazan Writers Salon, to present contemporary writing from Gaza to New York’s literary audiences. Through readings of both poetry and prose, the writers will offer a rare glimpse into the diverse emerging and established voices that make up the dynamic literary scene in this city.

Like Darwish’s seminal poem Silence for Gaza, we see Palestinian writers of subsequent generations grapple with the personal and communal experiences of Gaza’s history of occupation, blockade and war.

From Memoir to Reportage and Back Again: Gazan Writers Salon is presented in collaboration with the Nuyorican Poets Café

Participants:
Fatenah al Ghorrah, author of five books of poetry, The Sea is Still Behind Us (Gaza, 2002) and A Very Disturbing Woman Woman (Egypt, 2003); Adania Shibli, co-editor of the online forum “Narrating Gaza,” who will reflect on multi-genre writings from the forum that explore the repercussions of the Gaza War; Soumaya Al Sousi, poet has produced four poetry collections of her poetry, including The First Sip of the Sea’s Chest (1998), Doors (2003), Lonely Alone (2005), and Idea, Void, White in a joint collection with the poet Hala El Sharouf (published by Dar Al-Adab, Beirut, 2005).