Reading Lebanon

Reading Thu 22 Mar 2007 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Malcolm Klein Reading Room
66 West 12th Street, 5th Floor
Admission: $8, free for all students as well as New School faculty, staff, and alumni with valid ID; reservations strongly recommended.
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Featuring writers, filmmakers, and academics reading selections from Lebanese writing or writing that inspires thought on the recent wars in Lebanon. The event is part of the Focus on Lebanon series, a cultural intervention that highlights the work of Lebanon's culture workers who have struggled to document and convey the cost of war and displacement on their communities.
Elias Khoury, Lebanese novelist, playwright and journalist, NYU Global Distinguished Professor of Middle East and Islamic Studies. The English translation of his novel Gate of the Sun was named a The New York Times notable book in 2005; the paperback edition is being published by Picador in March 2007.
Sinan Antoon, Iraqi-American poet, novelist and filmmaker; Assistant Professor, New York University
Mariam Said, Lebanese-American intellectual active in supporting Middle Eastern cultural and intellectual institutions
Sherene Seikaly, Senior Editor, Arab Studies Journal; doctoral candidate in the Dept. of Middle East & Islamic Studies and Dept. of History at New York University.
Anne Waldman, poet; Professor of Poetics, Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado

This event is organized by the Kevorkian Center, New York University, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School and presented on occasion of the "Focus on Lebanon" series.