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Visiting Writer series continues at Prout Chapel tonight

Posted by bgsuenglish on September 30, 2010

Two visiting writers will read from their recent work tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Prout Chapel as part of the Creative Writing program’s Fall reading series. Neela Banerjee and Kazim Ali are both contributors to the recently anthology Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry.

Kazim Ali is author of two books of poetry, The Far Mosque (Alice James Books), winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award, and The Fortieth Day (BOA Editions). He is also the author of the novel Quinn’s Passage (blazeVox books), named one of the Best Books of 2005 by Chronogram magazine, The Disappearance of Seth (Etruscan Press), and Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities (Wesleyan University Press). He is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College and teaches in the low-residency MFA program of the University of Southern Maine.

Neela Banerjee‘s work has appeared in The Literary Review, Asian Pacific American Journal, Nimrod, and the anthology, Desilicious. She teaches creative writing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and with WritersCorps. For over five years, she helped young people tell their own stories at YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia. She is an editor and blogger with the Asian American magazine Hyphen, where she now oversees the semi-annual Short Story contest.


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