Posts Tagged ‘Allison Hedge Coke’

Writers Festival Event with Ibrahim Nasrallah

February 18, 2022

If you had hoped to catch our reading and discussion this morning but the date and hour made it impossible, the 90-minute event was recorded and is available here to view, if you wish, at your convenience.

I had previously read two of Ibrahim Nasrallah’s novels but still was not prepared for the overwhelming power and beauty of his poetry. He read in Arabic with the English translation on the screen, so we non-Arabic speakers could appreciate the meaning and use of language while also having the benefit of the sound and rhythm of his poetry.

Thank you, Allison Hedge Coke and the UCR Writers Week Festival for making this possible, to Playwright Esther Banegas Gatica for introducing me, and writers Hannah Roberts and K. Quyen Pham for hosting the session and asking great questions.

Coming up at the Writers Week Festival!

February 14, 2022

In Mexico, today is the Day of Love and Friendship, so in that spirit, I wish a happy day to all!

But I’m looking forward to tomorrow to these sessions coming up at the UCR Writers Week Festival that I’ve been posting about.

First, at 2:00 PM (Pacific Time), two writers I admire so much for their written work and also for their contributions to the community: Allison Hedge Coke (who is also directing this amazing weeklong festival) and Luis Rodriguez. Register here

Then, at 6:30, join me when Cornelius Eady offers his poetry and the music of his trio, and Rupa Marya also performs liberation music with her group. She is author, doctor, professor and activist and I really want to hear what she has to say about her mission to decolonize medicine. Register here

And please stay tuned as my session may be rescheduled and I may be posting a new link and time soon!

I’m part of an international writers festival!

January 31, 2022

The UCR Writers Week Festival, beginning Feb 12, has such a fabulous lineup, it means a lot to me I get to be part of the 4th session on Feb 17th. Please join me, virtually, but really, seriously, check out the whole schedule and register, free, for as many sessions as you possibly can! Schedule 2022

Thursday, Feb 17th at 6:30 PM PST, I’ll be with Australian eco-poet John Kinsella and Chinese author Luo Ying. We’ll start off reading excerpts from our work, then there will be a Q&A with audience.

Thank you, Allison Hedge Coke!