R252. Muslim Writers Speak Out
Thursday, March 8, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Sobia Khan is a member of the English and creative writing faculty at Richland College. She earned her PhD in 2014 from UT Dallas. She has published academic essays, translations, and short stories on the American Muslim experience. She is a VONA fellow in fiction with Junot Diaz. Presently, she is completing her novel.
Hayan Charara, NEA Fellow and University of Houston faculty, is the author of three poetry books, most recently Something Sinister; a children's book; editor of Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab American Poetry; and a series editor of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize.
Randa Jarrar is the author of the critically acclaimed novel A Map of Home and the short story collection Him, Me, Muhammad Ali. Her essays have appeared in The Sun, Guernica, Oxford American, New York Times Magazine, Utne Reader, and Salon. She is associate professor at Fresno State's MFA program.
Samiya Bashir’s three books of poetry are Field Theories, Gospel, and Where the Apple Falls. Sometimes she makes poems of dirt. Sometimes zeros and ones. Sometimes variously rendered text. Sometimes light. A magic cat occasionally crashes her classes and poetry salon programs at Reed College.