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Bethesda Magazine's 2017 Best of Bethesda Editors' Pick for "Best Place for Literary Inspiration"

 

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Richard Hoffman and May Rihani

Sun, 16 Aug, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Visiting writer Richard Hoffman, whose most recent book is the memoir Love & Fury, is joined by May Rihani, author of Cultures Without Borders. The reading will be followed by a reception and signing.

Richard Hoffman is author, most recently, of the memoir Love & Fury, which was a finalist for the New England Book Award from the New England Independent Booksellers Association. He is also author of the celebrated Half the House: a Memoir, just reissued in a new 20th Anniversary Edition in 2015, with an introduction by Louise DeSalvo. He is author of the poetry collections Without Paradise; Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the 2008 Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club; and Emblem. A fiction writer as well, his Interference & Other Stories was published in 2009. A past Chair of PEN New England, he is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College in Boston.

 May Rihani is the author of eight books – five in English and three in Arabic. Her English books address the issues of girls’ education, women’s empowerment, and global human development. One of her books: Learning for the 21st Century: Strategies for Girls; and Women's Education in The Middle East and North Africa was translated into French, Arabic, and Farsi. Her Arabic books are a collection of free-verse poetry that deal with love, language, Lebanon, and global common ground. Her latest book, Cultures Without Borders, is a memoir. She served as the Co-Chair of the Global Advisory Committee of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, UNGEI for 2008-2010. She has received many honors, including the Juliet Hollister Award, The Al Waref Poetry Award, and The Legacy Award from the Academy of Educational Development.

Location: The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
Fees: Free
Contact: sunil.freeman@writer.org
Calendar: Workshop & Event Calendar
Category: Open Door Reading
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