R166. Making Place in Hybrid Tongues
Thursday, March 5, 2020
10:35 am to 11:50 am
Sehba Sarwar's essays, short stories, and poems have appeared in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Creative Times Report, Callaloo, and elsewhere. A second edition of her novel Black Wings was released in 2019. Sarwar tackles border/immigration issues through longterm writing and art projects.
Nadia Misir’s writing has been published or is forthcoming in Kweli Journal, Papercuts, Poetry, and elsewhere. She is a former Asian American Writers’ Workshop Open City fellow and MFA candidate at Queens College, CUNY.
Minerva Laveaga Luna is a Mexican writer living in the US. She holds an MFA in creative writing from UTEP. She is a cofounding editor and publisher of Veliz Books and she is an associate professor at El Paso Community College. Her fiction and creative nonfiction is anthologized in Argentina and the U.S.
Sorayya Khan is the author of the novels Noor, Five Queen’s Road, and City of Spies, winner of Best Fiction Book at the Sharjah Book Fair. A recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant, her personal essays have appeared in Guernica and Longreads. She is working on a memoir.
Torsa Ghosal is the author of an experimental novel, Open Couplets. Her personal essays have appeared in Literary Hub, Catapult, and Entropy. Her fiction was shortlisted for the 2017 DNA-Out of Print Prize. She is a professor of English at California State University and is at work on a second novel.