July 7, 2005
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Thursday, July 7
7:30 pm

The Reading Series at The International Center will host three talented writers who will read and discuss their latest work:

ALICIA ERIAN is the Egyptian-American author of a short story collection, “The Brutal Language of Love”, and the novel, “Towelhead”.  Her work has appeared in Playboy, Zoetrope, The New York Times Magazine and other publications.  Ms. Erian has sold the film rights to “Towelhead” which will be directed by Alan Ball, the director of the film American Beauty.   Ms. Erian presently teaches creative writing at Wellesley College.
JULIE OTSUKA, (Japanese-American writer). has degrees from Yale and Columbia University.  Her first novel, “When the Emperor Was Divine” is about the internment of a Japanese-American family during World War II.  The book was translated into six languages and was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers Award” (2003), a winner of the Asian American Literary Award (2003), and longlisted for the Orange Prize in England (2003).
BETTY SHAMIEH is a Palestinian-American writer and actress.  Her play ROAR premiered off-Broadway at the New Group in April 2004 and was a New York Times’ Critics Pick for four weeks.  A graduate of Harvard University and the Yale School of Drama, Shamieh is the recipient of the NYFA award,  NEA grant, Sundance institute residency, New Dramatists Van Lier Fellowship and a Rockefeller Foundation residency and Radcliffe Bunting Fellowship. Tel: (212) 255-9555.  This event is free.  Books available for purchase. 

Question & Answer to follow.

  • Thursday, July 7, 2005
  • 7:30 pm