Amira Hanafi and Ladan Osman to Read Sept. 11

Join the Poetry Center of Chicago on September 11 from 6-7pm for the next installment of the Six Points Reading Series. 

Admission is free in the Garland Room on the 1st floor of the Chicago Cultural Center.

September will feature poets Amira Hanafi and Ladan Osman. Curated and hosted by Danielle Susi.

AMIRA HANAFI lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. She is the author of Forgery, Minced English, and various other printed matter. Her work has appeared in Fence, DIAGRAM, American Letters & Commentary, and other fine publications, and is forthcoming in Pleiades. Her current project, A Dictionary of the Revolution, a popular documentation of the Egyptian revolution, was recently featured in the Guardian. Amira received her MFA in Writing in 2008 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

LADAN OSMAN lives in Chicago and is the winner of the African Poetry Book Fund’s 2014 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for her manuscript The Kitchen-Dweller’s Testimony. She has received fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem Foundation, and the Michener Center for Writers. A 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Life in Poetry, Broadsided, Narrative Magazine, Prairie Schooner, and Vinyl Poetry.


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