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New Writing Series Winter 2021 - via Zoom

Maria Dahvana Headley & Ranjit Hoskote -- Wednesday, January 20, 2021 -- Zoom at 5:00 pm

Maria Dahvana Headley

photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan 

Ranjit Hoskote

photo credit: Nancy Adajania-Utrecht  


Maria Dahvana Headley is the New York Times-bestselling author of eight books in a variety of genres, most recently Beowulf: A New Translation, and The Mere Wife, both from FSG. Her short stories have been short-listed for the Nebula, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy awards, and regularly appear in Year's Best anthologies.

Ranjit Hoskote is a poet, translator, cultural theorist and curator based in Bombay. His seven collections of poetry include Vanishing Acts (Penguin, 2006), Central Time (Penguin/ Viking, 2014), Jonahwhale (Penguin/ Hamish Hamilton, 2018) and, most recently, The Atlas of Lost Beliefs (Arc, 2020). His translation of a celebrated 14th-century Kashmiri woman mystic’s poetry has appeared as I, Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded (Penguin Classics, 2011). His poems have been translated into German, Hindi, Bangla, Marathi, Irish Gaelic, Swedish, Spanish, and Arabic.

Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 975 4819 2724

Password: 448519

Anaïs Duplan -- Wednesday, February 10, 2021 -- Zoom at 5:00 pm

Anais Duplan

photo credit: Walid Mohanna

Anaïs Duplan is a trans* poet, curator, and artist. He is the author of a book of essays, Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture (Black Ocean, 2020), a full-length poetry collection, Take This Stallion (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2016), and a chapbook, Mount Carmel and the Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press, 2017). In 2016, he founded the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program for artists of color, based at Iowa City’s artist-run organization Public Space One.

Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 976 2155 1184

Password: 661672

Danielle Geller -- Wednesday, March 3, 2021 -- Zoom at 5:00 pm

Danielle Geller

Danielle Geller is a writer of personal essays and memoir. Her first book, Dog Flowers, is forthcoming from One World/Random House in 2021. She received her MFA in creative writing at the University of Arizona. She was a recipient of the Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award in 2016, and her work has appeared in The Paris Review Daily, The New Yorker, and Brevity, and has been anthologized in This Is the Place. She teaches creative writing at the University of Victoria, and she is also a faculty mentor for the low-residency MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 944 2992 5351

Password: 958238 



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For more information contact Professor Kazim Ali.