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In Celebration of Arab American Month: Randa Jarrar and Hala Alyan in Conversation with Jess Rizkallah

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2022


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Celebrate Arab American Month with us and join this reading by award-winning authors Randa Jarrar and Hala Alyan, followed by a discussion led by Jess Rizkallah.

Hala Alyan is a Palestinian American writer and clinical psychologist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry, Guernica and elsewhere. Her poetry collections have won the Arab American Book Award and the Crab Orchard Series. Her debut novel, Salt Houses, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017, and was the winner of the Arab American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Her second novel, The Arsonists' City, was recently published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Hala lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog.
Randa Jarrar is the author of the novel A Map of Home and the collection of stories Him, Me, Muhammad Ali. Her work has appeared in The New York Times MagazineSalonBitchBuzzFeed, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of a Creative Capital Award and an American Book Award, as well as awards and fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, Hedgebrook, PEN, and others. A professor of creative writing and a performer, Jarrar lives in Los Angeles.
Jess Rizkallah is a Lebanese-American writer and illustrator. Her book the magic my body becomes was a finalist for The Believer Poetry Award and won the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize as awarded by the Radius of Arab-American Writers and University of Arkansas Press. She is a 2022 Mass Cultural Council Artist Fellow.
This program is supported by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation

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