Thursday, February 28, 2008

March 5: "Women's Voices in the Arab Diaspora"

Women’s Studies Program

Brown Bag Lecture Series

“Women's Voices in the Arab Diaspora,

A Reading & Discussion”

Elmaz Abinader

Dr. Elmaz Abinader is author of Children of the Roojme, A Family’s Journey From Lebanon (University of Wisconsin, 1991), the first major memoir by an Arab-American, and a book of poems, In the Country of My Dreams (Sufi Warrior Publishing, 1999). In her capacity as Activist/Performer/Poet/ Writer /Educator, she has performed her one-woman plays in the USA and Middle East, and is co-founder (with Junot Diaz and Diem Jones) of the Voices of Our Nations Foundation, which run workshops for writers of color. A Pitt alumna, Abinader was raised in small-town Pennsylvania and studied with Toni Morrison. Dr. Abinader will read from her new memoir and poetry and discuss how our current political atmosphere has created a global community with writers in the Diaspora, particularly focusing on women’s works.
Sponsored by Women’s Studies, Global Studies, The Writing Program
and the English Department.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
2201 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

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